Merton College MS. 130
Former shelfmark: L. 1. 2
ANON. ON I-III SENT., PETER OF TARENTAISE ON IV SENT.; S. XIV in.
fols. iv, 221rv blank.
Written in small early anglicana hands of scholastic type.
On f. ii are only a few faint pencil notes.
Alongside these verses are extracts from letters of Alcuin and Jerome.
SK 11029; WIC 11414.
In two hands, the eight articles condemned by Archbishop Pecham ‘in congregacione coepiscoporum in ecclesia sancte Marie de arcubus’, 30 Apr. 1286.
ed. C. T. Martin, Epistolae Iohannis Peckham (3 vols, RS, 1882-3), III, pp. 921-3.
A summary of the commentary by Bonaventure; the full text BO 1-4; Stegmüller, Sent. 111; Distelbrink 2; Glorieux, Théol. 305b.
At the head of f. 1 Fitzjames has written ‘Iste Durandus uidetur mihi sequax Bonauenture / Et notabilia eius breuiter compilare’, to which another hand has added ‘Et ideo si hic in argumento dubites quere Bonauentura et dicet tibi.’ But the work is not that by Durandus de S. Porciano. Cf. Stegmüller, Sent. 320 (the abbreviation by Henricus Goeckelmann de Isny OFM).
f. 70v blank but for early pencil notes.
pr. Toulouse 1649-52; Glorieux, Théol. 17a; Stegmüller, Sent. 690; Kaeppeli 3340.
Throughout the hand of the material on ff. iiiv-iv and 216v-19 has written out the quaestiones in the lower margins, as well as annotating in all the margins.
Ruled in crayon in 2 cols of 45-52 lines.
Art. 1 in a neat, formal, upright anglicana; arts 2-3 in an English gothic rotunda bookhand of university type.
Art. 1 opens with a red and blue flourished initial; thereafter only red paraphs. Arts 2-3 undecorated; unfilled spaces for coloured initials and rubrics.
Standard Merton s. xvii, sewn on seven bands; formerly chained from the usual position. At the foot of f. i is the mark of an iron chain-staple; a similar mark occurs near the foot of the foredge of f. 221; it does not occur on f. 222. It appears that these leaves have been reversed: f. 221 was once the back pastedown, and shows that the book was then sewn on six bands. f. 1 was also once a pastedown.
Provenance and Acquisition
At the head of f. i, s. xiv/xv, is ‘Derby’, a common surname, but perhaps Robert de Derby (BRUO 571), fellow of Oriel in 1360, d. by July 1361.
At the head of f. 218v, in an early hand, is pencilled ‘Precium .x. s.’
Just below this is an erased note: ‘Caucio Iohannis Huntman exposita in antiqua cista uniuersitatis pro una marca in uigilia omnium sanctorum anno Domini M. CCC octogesimo sexto.’
At the foot of f. 216 a 2-line inscription has been erased, ‘Liber [iste pertinet collegio ... Oxon’ per magistrum / Willelmum ... ] prepositum eiusdem collegii’. One suspects that the college was Oriel and the provost William de Daventre, 1349-73 (BRUO 547).
Below is ‘Liber magistri Ricardi Fytz Iames sacre theologie professoris quem emit 12 die Nouembris Anno Christi 1482. Precium vi s. viii d.’ On f. vv, in the usual untidy secretary hand, ‘Durandus super Sentenciarum libros de dono Magistri Ricardi Fitz Iames nuper custodis istius Collegii de Mertone cuius anime propicietur Deus amen’, and ‘B. Lier.2us.’, in the usual hand (see above, MS 60). Huntman (BRUO 987-8) was fellow of Oriel in 1373, still in 1387, chancellor of Lincoln Cathedral, still alive in 1427. Wyttenham (BRUO 2131) was fellow of New College from 1390 until at least 1408. For Fitzjames, warden of Merton 1483-1507, see MS 9.
At the head of f. 1 is the James no. ‘35’, s. xvii in. On f. i is ‘O. 3. 2. Art:’, s. xvii.
Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with a table of contents, s. xvii, and ‘O. 3. 2. Art:’ again, canc. and replaced with ‘L. 1. 2 (CXXX)’ in red; the College bookplate.
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