Merton College MS. 128
Former shelfmark: M. 2. 5
HISTORIA SCHOLASTICA ; S. XIII
Ends with Macc. II c. 1, following the Gospels, Macc. I-II having been om. earlier; Acts is omitted altogether.
The prologue was added on fol. iiv in a slightly later bookhand. On fol. 146v are early pencil notes. Marginal glosses by the main scribe and other hands.
PL 198. 1053-1644, 1505-22; Stegmüller, Bibl. 6543-64.
Ruled with pencil in 4 cols of 45 lines, the two outermost (10 and 20 mm. wide) left empty to accommodate glossing.
A proficient early gothic bookhand of ‘type monastique’.
Red and blue initials; red or blue initials flourished in the other colour; red paraphs, marginal chapter-numbers and running heads.
s. xix, sewn on seven bands. Fols. i and 149 are blank paper binding leaves.
Provenance and Acquisition
Made in England, probably a monastic book.
At the head of fol. ii, s. xiv, ‘Liber domus scolarium aule de Merton quem dedit collegio scolarium predictorum Iohannes Turk quondam socius aule predicte incathenandus in communi libraria eiusdem collegii.’ For Turk, fellow in 1352, still in 1355, see MS 11.
The James no. ‘49’ at the head of fol. 1, s. xvii in.
On fol. i is a title, s. xix, and ‘O. 2. 12. Art.’ in ink and pencil, canc. in red.
Inside the front board is the College bookplate with ‘M. 2. 5 (CXXVIII)’ in red.
Merton College MS 128 - endleaves (fols. 147-8)
Ruled with crayon in 2 cols of 34 lines.
Written in clumsy bookhand with anglicana features.
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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
2019-06-07: First online publication