Merton College MS. 178
Former shelfmark: A. 1. 8
BEDE, HAIMO, JOACHIM OF FIORE; S. XIV in.
CPL 1362; CCSL 121 (1983), pp. 179-342.
PL 117. 937-1220; Stegmüller, Bibl. 3072, 3122.
Ed. M. Reeves and B. Hirsch-Reich, RTAM 21 (1954), 239-47; copies, not this one, listed in Reeves, The Influence of Prophecy in the Later Middle Ages (Oxford, 1969), p. 515.
Two anonymous draft letters of spiritual edification, one short, the second long, in an anglicana hand, s. xiv ex., cropped at the foot.
Frame-ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 42-4 lines.
The same scribe as MS 127: a single proficient cursive hand, probably French. Here too he ‘chamfers’ the lower outer corners of the written space, and provides running heads.
None: unfilled spaces for coloured initials and rubrics.
Standard Merton s. xvii; sewn on five bands; formerly chained from the usual position. Fols. i-ii, 135-6 are paper binding leaves, the outermost from the same printed book as in MS 45. On f. 134 are marks of two clasps and of the large iron chain-staple.
Provenance and Acquisition
UO47. 230, bequeathed by John Staveley (for whom see MS 81), valued at 10s.
Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with a table of contents and ‘E. 5, 4’ (canc.), s. xvii, and ‘O. 7. 6. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘A. 1. 8 (CLXXVIII)’ in red; the College bookplate.
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