Merton College MS. 159
Former shelfmark: L. 3. 1
COMMENTARY ON THE PSALMS; S. XIV in.
Fols. ii, iii-iv blank. At the head of fol. iiv, cropped by the binder, is an early note ‘Cor…e | Expositio super secundam quinquagenam psalterii’. On fol. ivv is a title, s. xvii.
Stegmüller, Bibl. 10196, this copy only. It is obviously the second of a 3-vol. set, and hard to imagine that it is something very uncommon. Augustine and the Gloss are frequently quoted. Copious marginal annotation mainly in one early anglicana hand reaches as far as fol. 71.
Ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 40–7 lines.
Several English hands, writing gothic rotunda bookhand with a few anglicana forms to fol. 78, thereafter anglicana.
None: unfilled spaces for coloured initials and rubrics.
Standard Merton s. xvii; sewn on five bands. Fols. i and 251 are modern blank paper flyleaves. At the foot of the last parchment leaves are the marks of the large iron chain-staple. fol. ii was a pastedown in an earlier binding; the stub of the leaf once conjugate with fol. 250 is the remains of the other.
Provenance and Acquisition
At the head of fol. 1 is ‘Liber domus scolarium de Mertone in Oxonia ex legato M. Iohannis Raynham sacre pagine professoris et quondam socii eiusdem domus.’ For Reynham (d. 1376), see MS 18.
On fol. iiv ‘Istum librum fecit reparari Magister Iohannes Burbage sacre pagine professor.’ For Burbage, fellow 1411–35, see MS 3.
On fol. ivv is ‘O. 5. 10. Art.’, s. xvii, canc. and replaced by ‘L. 3. 1 (CLIX)’ in red.
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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
2019-07-02: First online publication