Merton College MS. 162
Former shelfmark: B. 3. 8
ROBERT HOLCOT ON WISDOM; S. XV in.
Pr. Cologne [not after 1476], London 1489 &c.; Stegmüller, Bibl. 7416; Kaeppeli 3497; Sharpe, Handlist, p. 553.
fol. 226rv blank.
Ruled with fine pencil in 2 cols of 56 lines. Contemporary foliation, written on both recto and verso, repeating 132 and 204.
One excellent anglicana formata, probably by a Continental scribe (alternating Continental and English g). The scribe is probably responsible for the foliation, running heads and marginal chapter numbers.
On fol. 1 an 8-line D, red and blue on a ground of red flourishing and with 2-sided border in the colours; blue initials flourished in red.
Standard Merton s. xvii, repaired and rebacked; sewn on nine bands; formerly chained from the foredge of the front board near the foot. Fols. i, 227–8 are paper binding leaves, fol. 228 from the same book as in MS 84. fol. 226, formerly a pastedown in an earlier binding, has the marks of two strap-pins, and of the large ?brass chain-staple near the foot.
Provenance and Acquisition
The chain-mark suggests that the book was at the College before c. 1500.
At the head of fol. 1 is ‘Holcott super librum Sapientiae’, s. xvii. ‘2’ is inked on the foredge.
Inside the front board is the College bookplate and ‘B. 3. 8’ in modern pencil.
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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