Merton College MS. 185
Former shelfmark: A. 1. 4
HAIMO OF AUXERRE ON ISAIAH; S. XIII-XIV
Fol. iv blank.
PL 116. 715-1086; Stegmüller, Bibl. 3083.
Ruled with crayon in 2 cols of 25-7 lines. Running heads on specially ruled lines.
A large English gothic rotunda bookhand of medium quality.
Very little, diminishing in the course of the book: a few red initials flourished in blue, even fewer blue flourished in red; red (and a few blue) paraphs, underlining and highlighting.
s. xix, sewn on five bands. Fols. i-iii, 247-9 are modern paper blanks.
Provenance and Acquisition
At the foot of f. 246v is an erased inscription ‘Iste liber pertinet domino Roberto de Exylby capellano quem emebat de Iohanne Albane de Flasby [ ... ] lanc’ feria tertia in ebda Pentecostes anno regni regis H. VI xio prec’ ii marc R. O.’ The places are in Yorkshire, the year was 1433.
At the College by 1556: UO65. 168.
Near the foot of the foredge of f. iv is a mark probably of a brass chain-staple. At the head of f. 1 is a title and ‘F. 3, ?4’ (canc.), s. xvii. On f. ivv is another title and ‘O. 7. 13. Art:’, s. xvii. Inside the front board is the College bookplate with ‘O. 7. 13’, s. xix, canc. and replaced with ‘A. 1. 4 (CLXXXV)’ in red.
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