Merton College MS. 151
Former shelfmark: M. 3. 2
HUGH OF ST CHER; S. XV (before 1466)
Pr. Basel 1504; Stegmüller, Bibl. 3675.
Ruled with fine pencil in 2 cols of 60 lines.
Written in an elegant Continental bookhand similar to that of MS 150 but angled forward. The lemmata are in larger script.
Major decoration as MS 150 (large initials, typical English professional work of the period): fol. 1 12-line E with 3-sided border; fol. 92 (Ps. 27) 11-line D with 3-sided border; fol. 2 3-line gold B on a square purple ground, enclosing white tracery on blue, sprays into the margin. Blue initials flourished in red; red running heads on ruled lines, red underlining; unfilled spaces for smaller coloured initials.
s. xix, sewn on five bands; fols. i-ii, 112–13 are paper binding leaves.
Provenance and Acquisition
See MS 150. At the head of fol. 1 is ‘Ex dono H. Seuer custodis’,c. 1600.
Inside the front board is the College bookplate with ‘O. 5. 2.’, canc. and replaced with ‘M. 3. 2 (CLI)’ in red. ‘2’ is inked on the foredge.
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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
2019-06-21: First online publication