Merton College MS. 113
Former shelfmark: N. 2. 11
ROBERT HOLCOT, ALAN OF LILLE, RICHARD FITZRALPH &c.; S. XIV ex. (part 1377)
fols. iv-ii blank.
A list of the quaestiones follows on fol. 106rv.
pr. Lyon 1497, 1518 / repr. Frankfurt 1967; Stegmüller, Sent. 737; Kaeppeli 3499; Sharpe, Handlist, pp. 555–6.
Attrib. to Holcot by Bale (Appendix C, no. 44), citing this copy, probably only because it follows art. 1.
ed. N. Häring, Studi Medievali, 3rd ser., 19 (1978), 797–879.
Bursill-Hall, no. 197. 2.
fol. 142v blank.
I-IV ed. R. L. Poole, appendix to Wyclif, De Dominio Diuino (Wyclif Soc., 1890), pp. 263–4; V-VII ed. R. O. Brock, PhD diss. (University of Colorado, 1954); VIII unpr.; Sharpe, Handlist, p. 479, listing six copies, not this one. Followed by an index, arranged in six ‘sermones’, the last titled ‘sermonis annunciationis’, fols. 217v-18v.
A brief note, c. 1500, trimmed by the binder, at the head of fol. 238.
Frame-ruled with crayon in 2 cols; written in c. 50–55 lines.
Several proficient anglicana hands of varying degrees of formality. Cade writes art. 4 in a low-grade bookhand influenced by anglicana.
Blue initials flourished in red, on fol. 1 with a partial border in the colours; red or blue paraphs; underlining in red. Decoration ceases from fol. 227.
Standard Merton s. xvii; sewn on five bands; formerly chained from the usual position. fols. i and 238 were formerly pastedowns. At the foot of fol. 238 is the mark of the large iron chain-staple.
Provenance and Acquisition
On fol. i, upside down, ‘Iste liber legatur collegio de Merton Halle a magistro Iohanne Rysborw quondam socio eiusdem domus cuius anime propicietur Deus amen.’ The inscription is repeated on fol. iiv, in a hand of s. xvii. Risborough (BRUO 1577–8) was fellow in 1373, until 1397.
Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with ‘D. 5, 12’ (canc.) and a table of contents, s. xvii, and ‘O. 1. 7. Art:’ canc. in pencil and replaced with ‘N. 2. 11’. Another hand writes ‘(In Coxe’s Catal. MS. Merton CXIII)’.
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Funding of Cataloguing
Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Warden and Fellows of Merton College .
Last Substantive Revision
2019-05-29: First online publication