Merton College MS. 131
Former shelfmark: L. 1. 3
ROBERT KILWARDBY; S. XIV in.
f. iv blank; on the verso is a table of contents, s. xv.
At the foot of f. 129v is pencilled ‘Hic fit saltus questionum in imitando a 86 ad 110’.
Spasmodic marginal annotation. f. 214v is filled with early pencil notes. At the foot of f. 145v is pencilled ‘Ma treschere file en Deu dame Margerie de Verdun’. This was probably the woman who was a nun of Romsey c. 1283: Epistolae Iohannis Peckham, ed. C. T. Martin (3 vols, RS, 1882-3), II, p. 659.
I ed. J. Schneider (Munich, 1986); II ed. G. Leibold (Munich, 1992); III/1 ed. E. Gössmann (Munich, 1982); III/2 ed. G. Leibold (Munich, 1985); IV ed. R. Schenk (Munich, 1993); Stegmüller, Sent. 742; Kaeppeli 3519; Sharpe, Handlist, p. 563.
Extracts ed. A. Dondaine, ‘La question De necessitate incarnationis de Robert Kilwardby OP’, RTAM 8 (1936), 97-100 (text 98-100); Kaeppeli 3522; Sharpe, Handlist, pp. 562-3, citing only this copy and Chartres, Bibl. mun. 389, destroyed in 1944.
f. 229v blank but for faint pencil notes.
Ed. L. Schmücker (Lenggries, 1980); Glorieux, Arts 411x; Kaeppeli 3515; Sharpe, Handlist, p. 562.
Ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 45 lines.
A small English gothic rotunda bookhand fols. 1-130 col. b line 27, 217-29. Fols. 130 col. b line 28 – 173v in anglicana; another anglicana hand fols. 174-214.
None: unfilled spaces for coloured initials and rubrics.
s. xix, sewn on four bands; fols. i-iii, 230-2 blank paper binding leaves. On f. iv, of thick, stiff parchment, is the mark of an iron chain-staple near the foot of the foredge.
Provenance and Acquisition
At the head of f. ivis ‘Liber collegii ex dono magistri Thome Bloxham’, and ‘B lier. iius’, in the usual hands (see above, MSS 60, 69). For Bloxham, see MS 41.
Seen at Merton by John Bale (Appendix C, no. 45).
On the same leaf are ‘D. 6, 14’ (canc.) and ‘O. 3. 3 Art:’, s. xvii, and the College bookplate.
At the head of f. 1 is the James no. ‘47’, s. xvii in.
Inside the front board is another bookplate and ‘O. 3. 3.’ (s. xix), canc. and replaced with ‘L. 1. 3 (CXXXI)’ in red.
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