Merton College MS. 152
Former shelfmark: M. 3. 3
HUGH OF ST CHER; S. XV (before 1466)
Apparatus of marginal notes provided by the scribe. Other notes and corrections in contemporary anglicana and secretary hands.
Pr. Basel 1504; Stegmüller, Bibl. 3675.
Ruled with fine pencil in 2 cols of 60 lines.
The hand of MS 151 (an elegant Continental bookhand similar to that of MS 150 but angled forward).
As for MS 150 (large initials, typical English professional work of the period): fols. 3 (Ps. 52), 59v (Ps. 68), 124 (Ps. 80), 185 (Ps. 96), 239 (Ps. 109) 5–7-line initials with 3-sided borders; on fols. 1, 192v (Ps. 101) 8–9-line blue initials on a square ground of red flourishing; blue initials flourished in red; red marginal auctoritates, highlighting, and underlining of scriptural passages, running heads on or between ruled lines.
Standard Merton s. xvii; sewn on five bands; formerly chained from the usual position. Fols. i-ii, 310–11 are paper binding-leaves, the outermost from the same printed book as in MS 19.
Provenance and Acquisition
Pasted to the foot of fol. 1 is a strip of parchment doubtless from a lost front flyleaf, with Henry Sever’s ex dono, as in MS 150.
On fol. iiv is a title, s. xvii, and ‘O. 5. 3. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘M. 3. 3 (CLII)’ in red. ‘3’ is inked on the foredge. Inside the front board is 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
2019-06-21: First online publication