Merton College MS. 122
Former shelfmark: M. 2. 6
MARTIN OF TROPPAU, MODEL LETTERS; S. XIII, XIV
fols. iv-ii blank.
Three originally separate books, together by an uncertain date. f. 105v was clearly the last leaf in an unbound book for some time.
Standard Merton s. xvii; sewn on five bands; formerly chained from the usual position. An earlier binding had two foredge straps.
Provenance and Acquisition
At the head of f. 123v is an erased inscription, possibly a cautio.
On f. iiv, in a large formal hand, s. xv, ‘Orate pro anima Iohannis Bohun qui istum donauit huic Collegio s. Mertone’, and ‘Liber domus scolarium de Merton in Oxonia ex dono predicti Iohannis’. John Bohun (BRUO 220) was perhaps the man of that name who was monk and prior of Bury, at Gloucester College in 1429, d. by Feb. 1470.
Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with a table of contents, s. xvii, much corrected in a slightly later hand; the College bookplate.
On f. i is ‘O. 2. 6. Art:’, s. xvii, canc. and replaced with ‘M. 2. 6 (CXXII)’ in red. ‘6’ is inked on the foredge.
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