Merton College MS. 136
Former shelfmark: L. 3. 6
WILLIAM OF AUVERGNE; S. XIV ex.
s. xv, ending with WILLIAM OF AUVERGNE, De Praebendis (Ottmann, no. 7), no longer present; a hand of s. xvi notes its absence.
Pr. Opera Guillelmi Alverni (Paris, 1674), I, cols 555–70; Glorieux, Théol. 141k; Ottmann, no. 1.
Pr. Opera, I, cols. 407–55; Glorieux, Théol. 141o; Ottmann, no. 16.
Pr. Opera, I, cols 102–328; Glorieux, Théol. 141j; Bloomfield 3982; Ottmann, no. 19.
Ed. G. Corti, Corona Lateranensis 7 (Rome, 1966), pp. 45–66; A. Landgraf, ‘Der Traktat de errore Pelagii des Wilhelm von Auvergne’, Speculum 5 (1930), 168–80; Glorieux, Théol. 141p; Stegmüller, Sent. 284, 12; Ottmann, no. 10. One of seven known copies, five of them English.
Pr. Opera, I, cols 329–36; Glorieux, Théol. 141t; Ottmann, no. 11.
Copious marginal annotation, s. xv, probably much of it in the hand of Lorying (see below).
Unpr.; Glorieux, Théol. 141f; Charland, p. 40; Ottmann, no. 8.
Ruled with crayon in 2 cols of 56 lines.
Probably two similar English scribes, the second beginning at fol. 169, writing proficient gothic rotunda bookhand of university type, influenced by anglicana. Running heads, probably in the same hand, throughout.
Blue initials flourished in red; red paraphs. The work is rather rough.
Maltby 1965, brown goatskin; fols i-ii, 231–2 are modern paper blanks. On fol. iiiv are the marks of two straps and of a brass chain-staple at the foredge, near the foot. fol. iii was probably a pastedown (a sheet of modern parchment has been pasted over it as strengthening), and the last stub of quire 30 is probably the remains of the other.
Provenance and Acquisition
On fol. iiiv‘Liber domus scolarium de Mertone in Oxonia ex dono M. Willelmi Loryng canonici ecclesie Sarum cathenandus in communi libraria eiusdem domus’. A hand of s. xvii has added ‘A.D. 1415’. Loryng (BRUO 1163), canon of Salisbury from 1363, d. by Feb. 1416. In 1415–16 the College paid Robert Maslyn 15s. 8d. to go to Salisbury ‘pro libris Loryng adquirendis’ (Appendix B, no. 85).
At the head of fol. 1 is ‘D. 7, 2’, s. xvii. On fol. iiivis ‘O. 3. 8. Art:’, s. xvii, and ‘L 3 6 (CXXXVI)’ in modern pencil.
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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
2019-06-11: First online publication