Merton College MS. 127
Former shelfmark: H. 2. 11
EUSEBIUS &c.; S. XIV in.
fols. iv, v blank.
CPG 3495; ed. T. Mommsen, GCS 9 (1903-9).
The first of the dossier of eight documents concerning Bishop Robert Grosseteste’s dealings with the pope at Lyons in 1250: ed. S. Gieben, ‘Robert Grosseteste at the papal curia, Lyons 1250: edition of the documents’, Collectanea Franciscana 41 (1971), 340-93, at 350-69, not knowing of this copy; Thomson, Grosseteste, pp. 141-7; J. Goering, ‘Robert Grosseteste at the papal curia’, in J. Brown and W. P. Stoneman (eds.), A Distinct Voice: Medieval Studies in Honor of Leonard E. Boyle (Notre Dame IND, 1997), pp. 253-76.
An alphabetical subject index, followed by a list of Vincent's sources.
Ed. M. Paulmier, Spicae 2 (1980), 43-263, 3 (1981), 11-208; Kaeppeli 3995. The work was compiled c. 1320.
Frame-ruled with pencil in 2 cols; written in c. 42 lines.
A single proficient cursive hand, probably French, ‘chamfering’ the bottom outer corners of the written space.
None: unfilled spaces for coloured initials and rubrics.
s. xix, sewn on five bands; fols. i-iii, 220-2 are blank paper endleaves. f. iv, a pastedown in an earlier binding, has the marks of two foredge straps.
Provenance and Acquisition
At the head of f. 1, cropped by the binder, ‘Liber domus scolarium de Merton Oxon ex legato m. Ioh. Stauele’. For Staveley, d. soon after 1349, see MS 81. UO47. 11, ‘in libraria’.
On f. vvis a sheet of paper with a table of contents and ‘O. 2. 11. Artium’, s. xvii. ‘11’ is inked on the foredge. Inside the front board is the College bookplate with ‘O. 2. 11’ and ‘H. 2. 11 (CXXVII)’ in red.
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