Merton College MS. 148
Former shelfmark: H. 1. 3
MAURICE OF IRELAND; S. XIII2
Fols. iii-vi blank. On fol. viv is a title, s. xiv.
Part pr. in Dictionarium Sacrae Scripturae, Venice 1603; Stegmüller, Bibl. 5566; Bloomfield 0088; Sharpe, Handlist, p. 374.
In 6 cols
Fols. 294–5v blank.
Fols. 296–300v contain waste text intended for the same copy, by one of the scribes of the main text; lacks decoration. On fols. 298–300v the text is upside down.
Ruled with pencil and crayon in 36 long lines.
Several neat anglicana hands.
On fol. 1 a red and blue initial flourished in red; otherwise rough red (and occasional blue) initials; red paraphs, highlighting and underlining.
Standard Merton s. xvii, rebacked; sewn on three bands; formerly chained from the usual position. Fols. i-ii, 301–2 are modern paper blanks. Fols. iii and 300 were formerly pastedowns. On the early leaves are the marks of an iron chain-staple, near the foot of the foredge.
Provenance and Acquisition
Made in England; at Oxford in the fifteenth century; at the College by 1600. An inscription of two lines has been thoroughly erased from fol. viv. Below is a faint Oxford stationer’s mark, probably of John Godsond (1438–56), and the valuation of x s.
At the head of fol. 1 is the James no. ‘201’, s. xvii in.
Inside the front board is a paper leaf, s. xvii, with a title, ‘D. 8, 9’ (canc.), and ‘O. 4. 4. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘H. 1. 3 (CXLVIII)’ in red; the College bookplate.
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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
2019-06-20: First online publication