Merton College MS. 187
Former shelfmark: G. 1. 6
NICHOLAS DE LYRA ; S. XV med. (1437?)
Fols. ii-iii, iv-v blank.
Frame-ruled with crayon in 2 cols, written in c. 42 lines.
Standard Merton s. xvii, repaired; sewn on five bands; formerly chained from the usual position. Fols. i and 297 are modern paper blanks.
Provenance and Acquisition
On fol. iiiv‘Liber domus scolarium de Mertone ex dono Magistri Henrici Seuer sacre pagine professoris ac custodis eiusdem incathenatus ad communem usum sociorum in libraria studere uolencium Anno Domini M. CCCC. lxvi’. Faint marks near the foot of fol. 296 may be from the large brass chain-staple.
Seen at Merton by John Bale (Appendix C, no. 32). At the head of fol. 1 is the James no. ‘103’ (wrongly), s. xvii in.
Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with a table of contents and ‘F. 6, 8’ (canc.), s. xvii, and ‘O. 8. 2. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘G. 1. 6 (CLXXXVII)’ 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
2019-07-25: First online publication