Merton College MS. 183
Former shelfmark: O. 3. 6
PETER LOMBARD ON THE PAULINE EPISTLES; c. 1200
On the front pastedown, in a large clumsy hand, perhaps s. xiii, is ‘epistole longobardi glosate’. fol. irv is blank.
PL 191. 1297–1696; 192. 10–520; Stegmüller, Bibl. 6654–68.
On fols. 210v and the rear pastedown are a few pen-trials in a small note-hand of s. xii in., probably French.
Ruled with plummet in 3 cols for 48 lines of gloss, the text, in larger script on alternate lines, in the centre. The width of this col., always narrow, varies in such a way that the width of col. 1 nonetheless always equals that of 3. The gloss is flanked by narrow columns to accommodate the auctoritates.
Text and gloss in a single expert early gothic French bookhand.
Handsome large decorated initials in Parisian style, in colours and gold, open each book: fol. 1, text and gloss on fols. 2, 53, 83, 104, 122v, 135v, 144v, 152, 158, 161v, 171, 176v, 179v, 180v. Otherwise plain red or blue initials; red marginal guides and running heads, lemmata in the gloss underlined in red.
Contemporary: tawed skin on flush, chamfered oak boards, an overcover of tawed skin. Sewn on four bands, slightly raised on the spine; blue and white endbands. Two cloth ties, s. xvii, replace straps from the front board to catches on the rear.
Provenance and Acquisition
On the front pastedown is an erased two-line inscription, s. xiv: ‘Liber … ex procuracione ?magistri Ph⟨ilippi⟩ de She…a’.
At the College by c. 1500. On the rear board, near the foot, are the marks of the large iron chain-staple, superseded by a brass one, the first under, the second over the overcover. On the overcover at the rear is inked ‘K 20’ or ‘R 20’, and a much-rubbed title, of indeterminate date, but perhaps s. xiv. Near the foot of the foredge of the front board, on the overcover, is the mark of the usual brass chain-staple. On the front pastedown are ‘Petri Lombardi Collectanea in Epistolas Pauli’, ‘F. 15. 5’, and ‘O. 7. 11. Art:’, all s. xvii, the third canc. and replaced with ‘No. CLXXXIII’ and ‘O. 3. 6’, in red ink; the College bookplate. On the foredge is inked ‘22’, apparently corr. to ‘11’.
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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
2019-07-15: First online publication