Merton College MS. 164
Former shelfmark: B. 2. 11
NICHOLAS DE LYRA; S. XIV ex.
Fols. iii-ivv blank.
Fols. 106v-7v (between Judith and Isaiah) blank. Large blank spaces, for diagrams not executed, on fols. 231v-2, 235v-6v, 241v, 244, 245; fol. 234v entirely blank (Ezech.). At the foot of fol. 234 the scribe has written ‘Ista prescripcio ab illo signo precedente deberet scribi inter duas figuras subsequentes.’
Pr. Rome 1472 &c.; Glorieux, Théol. 345f; Stegmüller, Bibl. 5865–6, 5868, 5870–1, 5846–7, 5849, 5872, 5874, 5876, the Historia Susannae om., 5877, 5880, 5882–95.
Ruled with crayon in 2 cols of 65 lines.
The same anglicana hand as MS 163. At the foot of fol. 106 is pencilled ‘Fower scor leues etiam xvii et …’. Running heads in capitals.
Blue initials flourished in red, sometimes with 1-sided borders in the colours; blue initials flourished in red; red underlining.
Standard Merton s. xvii; sewn on eight bands; formerly chained from the usual position. Fols. i-ii, 336–8 are paper binding leaves, fol. 338 from the same printed book as in MS 13. fol. iii was a pastedown in an earlier binding. Near the foot of fol. 335v are the marks of the large iron chain-staple.
Provenance and Acquisition
Part of a set with MSS 163, 165.
Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with a note on the contents, ‘F. 7, 5’ (canc.), s. xvii, and ‘O. 6. 4. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘B. 2. 11 (CLXIV)’ in red; 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
2019-07-02: First online publication