Merton College MS. 147
Former shelfmark: H. 1. 4
NICHOLAS GORRAN; S. XIV med.
Fols. iv-viv blank but for faint pencil notes on v and viv, and on f. viv ‘Distinctiones Nicolai de Gorrham’, s. xvii.
Unpr., very common in manuscript; Stegmüller, Bibl. 5740; Kaeppeli 3090; Bloomfield 0062.
In 4 cols, Ambulatio-Vocare.
f. 180v is covered with early pencil notes.
Apparently Stegmüller, Bibl. 11733, citing only Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibl. Aug. Fol. 76. 2 (s. xv), fols. 20-6.
Ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 43 lines.
A single small French gothic rotunda bookhand.
On f. 1 a 5-line A in colours and gold, with curling vine-leaf foliage and 2-sided border; a ?cat sits on the upper limb (cropped by the binder); red and blue initials with 1-sided borders of the same, flourished in red and violet; red initials flourished in violet, blue initials flourished in red; red or blue paraphs, red highlighting and underlining.
Standard Merton s. xvii, sewn on four bands; formerly chained from the usual position. Fols. i-iii and 181-3 are paper binding-leaves, the two outermost from the same printed book as in MS 45. On the first parchment leaves are the marks of an iron chain-staple at the foredge, near the foot.
Provenance and Acquisition
Probably made in Paris. It is not known when it entered the College prior to s. xvii.
Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with a table of contents and ‘F. 3, 9’ (canc.), s. xvii, and modern ‘H. 1. 4 (CXLVII)’ in red; the College bookplate.
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