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Merton College MS. 114

Former shelfmark: L. 2. 7



Language(s): Latin

At the head of fol. i is ‘Bonauenture super .1. librum Sen.’, s. xiv; fols. iv-ii blank.

(fols. 1–106)
BONAVENTURE, Commentary on I Sent.
Incipit: Profunda fluuiorum scrutatus est et abscondita produxit in lucem. Verbum istud sumptum est ex Iob xxviii
Explicit: secundum uirtutem que operatur in nobis ipsi gloria in ecclesia et in Christo Iesu in omnes generationes s. s. amen.
Final rubric: Conpletus est liber I Bonauenture.

On fol. 106v are very faint pencil notes.

BO 1; Distelbrink 2; Glorieux, Théol. 305b; Stegmüller, Sent. 111. Annotated in early anglicana hands, mostly in pencil.

(fols. 107–10v)
Table of distinctiones and problemata in Bonaventure on III Sent.
Final rubric: Explicit problemata super tertium sententiarum. Continet problemata 299 preter questiones incidentes et questiones literales.

On fol. 109v are philosophical notes in a small early anglicana hand and others in pencil.

fols. 109–10v blank but for the remains of an early note at the head of 110v.

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: dicit in prologo
Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: 112 leaves (ii + 110)
Dimensions (leaf): 330 × 225 mm.
Dimensions (written): 230 × 160 mm.
The edges retrimmed affecting running heads and marginalia, and spattered with red. Fols. i-ii, 109–10 are of thick, stiff parchment.


A bifolium at each end, 1–912; catchwords.


Ruled with pencil in 2 cols. of 63 lines.


A proficient small English gothic rotunda bookhand.


On fol. 1 is a flourished red and blue initial with 1-sided border; red or blue initials flourished in the other colour; red or blue paraphs, underlining in red.


Standard Merton s. xvii; sewn on five bands; formerly chained from the usual position. On fol. i is the mark of a brass chain-staple near the foot of the foredge. The outermost leaves were pastedowns in an earlier binding.


Origin: S. XIII2 ; script of English appearance

Provenance and Acquisition

On fol. i ‘Liber domus scolarium de Merton ex tradicione Bernard’ pro Hugucione’, s. xiv, repeated on fol. iivin a hand of s. xvii. This must refer to Thomas Bernard (BRUO 179), fellow in 1322–3 and 1346: UO47. 142, ‘in libraria’.

Lower down is ‘Caucio M. [erased] pro ii s.’, s. xiv.

At the foot of fol. 85 a pen trial ofc.1500 includes the name ‘Ric’ Borstalle’ (perhaps the Borstalle who wrote Bodl. Libr., Lat. misc. d. 53).

At the head of fol. 1 is the James no. ‘30’ (but this is MS 116), s. xvii in. Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with a title, s. xvii, and ‘O. 1. 8. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘L. 2. 7 (CXIV)’ in red; the College bookplate.

Record Sources

R. M. Thomson, A descriptive catalogue of the medieval manuscripts of Merton College, Oxford (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer), 2009.


For enquiries relating to this manuscript please contact Merton College Library.


    Coxe, pp. 53–4; Powicke, no. 319.

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

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