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Merton College MS. 142

Former shelfmark: M. 1. 10



Language(s): Latin

(fols. 1–124v)
HERVÉ NÉDELEC OP, De Potestate Ecclesiastica et Papali
Incipit: Apostolus Ro. x. loquens de Iudeis dicit quod ignorantes Dei iusticiam et suam querentes
Explicit: sed certum est quod irrationabiliter ageret et peccaret.

fol. 71rv blank, to accommodate text presumably missing from the exemplar.

Pr. Paris 1500 &c.; Glorieux, Théol. 64ag.

(fols. 124v-8v)
An index of quaestiones

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: conferret talem
Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 132 leaves of paper, watermarked with two forms of fleur-de-lis (quires 1–6 like Briquet 6798–6807, the rest like Briquet 7273), two parchment leaves at each end (ii + 130)
Dimensions (leaf): 275 × 205 mm.
Dimensions (written): 210 × 140 mm.
The edges heavily retrimmed and stained yellow.
Foliation: Contemporary foliation, nearly all trimmed off.


A bifolium at each end, 1–816.


Frame-ruled with pencil; written in c. 33 long lines.


A single secretary hand.


On fol. 1 a red and violet initial; otherwise plain red initials, paraphs and highlighting.


Standard Merton s. xvii; sewn on four bands; formerly chained from the usual position.


Origin: S. XV ex.

Provenance and Acquisition

It is not known when this book entered the College prior to s. xvii. Inside the front board is a title, s. xvii, and ‘O. 3. 14. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘M. 1. 10 (CXLII)’ in red; the College bookplate.

Merton College MS. 142 - endleaves (fols. i-ii, 131–2)


Language(s): Latin

(fols. i-ii, 131–2)
A commentary on the Digest

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Dimensions (written): 365 × 250 mm.
Two single leaves from a large MS, bound in sideways.


Ruled in 2 cols of 90 lines.


Written in anglicana, the lemmata in gothic rotunda bookhand. They include rubrics to 11. 4 and 5, and 8.1.


Origin: xiv in. ; script of English appearance.

Additional Information

Record Sources

R. M. Thomson, A descriptive catalogue of the medieval manuscripts of Merton College, Oxford (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer), 2009.


For enquiries relating to this manuscript please contact Merton College Library.


    Coxe, p. 61; Powicke, no. 1250.

Funding of Cataloguing

Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Warden and Fellows of Merton College .

Last Substantive Revision

2019-06-20: First online publication

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