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Merton College MS. 151

Former shelfmark: M. 3. 2

HUGH OF ST CHER; S. XV (before 1466)


Language(s): Latin

(fols. 1–111v)
HUGH OF ST CHER, Postills on the Psalter I (Pss. 1–50)
Rubric: Hugo de Vienna super Psalterium.
Incipit: Egrediemini filie Syon ... ; Verbum est Salomonis filii Dauid in canticis 3 et dirigitur ad omnes clericos
Incipit: Beatus uir ...; Psalmus iste titulum non habet
Explicit: (ends impf. in Ps. 30: 11) De hiis dubiis supra in psalmo Miserere (catchwords mei Domini quoniam)

Pr. Basel 1504; Stegmüller, Bibl. 3675.

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: huius libri
Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: 115 leaves (ii + 113)
Dimensions (leaf): 415 × 280 mm.
Dimensions (written): 310 × 180 mm.


1–108, 116(+ 1 after 6), 128-148; catchwords; quire-signatures of the usual late medieval form. Several quires are missing from the end.


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.


Origin: S. XV (before 1466) ; England (?)

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.

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, pp. 63–4; Powicke, no. 947; Alexander & Temple, no. 584.

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

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