Merton College MS. 155
Former shelfmark: E. 2. 1
WILLIAM OF AUVERGNE, HUGH OF ST CHER; S. XV (partly 1412)
fol. i blank.
Pr. Opera (Orléans and Paris 1674 / Frankfurt 1963), I, cols 407–555; Glorieux, Théol. 141o; Ottmann, no. 16.
Pr. Basel 1504; Stegmüller, Bibl. 3719.
Pr. Basel 1504; Stegmüller, Bibl. 3717.
fol. 456rv blank.
Pr. Basel 1504; Stegmüller, Bibl. 3688.
Frame-ruled with crayon in 2 cols; written in c. 58 lines.
Proficient, formal Continental cursive hands; the scribe from fol. 512vb line 18 until the end writes fere humanistica.
Variable and often lacking: on fol. 1 a 7-line red and blue flourished initial; otherwise plain red or blue initials and paraphs, red highlighting and underlining. Running heads sometimes in red with blue paraph, sometimes in ink of text with red or blue paraphs.
Late medieval; flush, bevelled oak boards, now bared and rebacked with brown goatskin; sewn on six bands. Two straps of tawed skin from recesses in the front board to catches in the back, the lower strap now gone. Near the foot of the back board are the marks of the large iron chain-staple; near the top of the foredge is the mark of the usual post-medieval chain-staple.
Provenance and Acquisition
Probably made on the Continent.
The chain-staple suggests that it was at the College before the Reformation.
On fol. iv is a table of contents, s. xvii, and ‘O. 5. 6. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘M. 3. 6 (CLV)’ in red, partly canc. and replaced with ‘P. 1. 1’ in pencil. Below is the College bookplate. ‘6’ 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