Merton College MS. 141
Former shelfmark: M. 1. 8
AUGUSTINO TRIONFI; S. XV med.
Unfilled spaces for coloured initials and rubrics.
Standard Merton s. xvii; sewn on five bands; formerly chained from the usual position. Fols. i-ii, 237–8 are paper binding leaves, the outermost from a copy of the same printed book as in MS 78. The outermost parchment leaves were pastedowns in an earlier binding, sewn on six bands.
Provenance and Acquisition
On fol. iiiv‘Liber Magistri Iohannis Hanham quondam socii collegii de Merton’ in Oxonia post decessum eius incathenandus in libraria predicti collegii ad communem utilitatem studencium in theologia. Oretis igitur pro eo Thoma et Henrico.’ Then ‘B lier .6us.’, in the usual hand (see above, MS 60). Followed by a table of contents, s. xv2. Hanham (BRUO 866) was fellow from 1427–8 until 1438, still alive in 1468; this book was received Dec. 1484 (Registrum, p. 57).
Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with a table of contents, s. xvii, and ‘O. 3. 3. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘M. 1. 8 (CXLI)’ in red; the College bookplate.
Merton College MS 141 – Part I (fols. 1–9v)
fol. i blank.
No ruling visible; written in c. 60 long lines.
Part I is written in a single anglicana hand.
Merton College MS. 141 – Part II (fols. 10–234)
Pr. Augsburg 1473 &c.; Glorieux, Théol. 409ae, Zumkeller 141, both omitting this copy.
Followed by a list of numbered chapter-headings, fol. 230rv. fol. 230vb is filled with a slightly later note ‘⟨A⟩d quartam sic proceditur uidetur enim quod papa religiosus petentibus et procurantibus non debeat predicationis officium conferre ...’, referring to Q. 4 art. 64.
An index to subjects found in each of the Gospels, apparently in the order of Matthew’s chapters but with col.-references not verses.
At the foot of fol. 234v is a table of contents, s. xvii.
fol. 235 belongs in MS 66 (q. v.). At the head of fol. 236 is ‘xviii quaterni sex folia summa liii s.’ fol. 236v is blank
Frame-ruled with pencil in 2 cols; written in c. 45–60 lines.
Part II is in several cursive hands, probably Continental.
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Funding of Cataloguing
Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Warden and Fellows of Merton College .
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Last Substantive Revision
2019-06-19: First online publication