Merton College MS. 188
Former shelfmark: M. 1. 3
NICHOLAS TREVET; S. XIV in.
For ex libris information on the originally blank fol. 1rv see below. Pasted to fol. 1v is a piece of parchment cut probably from the original front pastedown, with a table of contents, s. xv. Another table of contents is s. xvii.
The unique copy, unpr.; Kaeppeli 3133; Stegmüller, Bibl. 6035; Sharpe, Handlist, p. 394.
The unique copy, unpr.; Kaeppeli 3134; Sharpe, Handlist, p. 396. Fols. 217v-18 are occupied by a table illustrating dates of Hebrew religious feasts.
fol. 250rv blank but for faint notes in pencil.
One of seven known copies, unpr.; Kaeppeli 3242; Sharpe, Handlist, p. 396.
Ruled with crayon in 2 cols of 40–3 lines.
A low-grade gothic rotunda bookhand, using a thick nib and very black ink.
On fols. 2, 3v modest gold initials on pink and blue with partial vine-leaf borders; blue initials flourished in red; blue or red paraphs; rubrication and lemmata underlined in red.
s. xix; sewn on seven bands. On fol. 1 are marks of clasps at head and foot, two on the foredge. On fol. 250 are faint marks from the large iron chain-staple. Fols. i-iii, 251–3 are modern paper blanks.
Provenance and Acquisition
Made in England, given to Merton College in or soon after 1376.
On fol. 1, s. xiv, ‘Caucio fratris Nicholai de Steningtone exposita apud Sanctam Frideswidam pro Beda de gestibus Anglorum (in another hand) et pertinet ad ch⟨… pro 3 …⟩’.
On fol. 1v ‘Liber domus scolarium de Merton’ in Oxon’ ex legato Magistri Ioh’ Raynham sacre pagine professoris et quondam socii eiusdem domus’. For John Reynham, fellow 1335–58, d. 1376, see MS 18. Nothing further is known of Stenington (BRUO 1771).
Seen at Merton by John Bale (Appendix C, no. 33). Also on fol. 1v are ‘O. 8. 3. Art.’, s. xvii, canc. and replaced by ‘M. 1. 3 (CLXXXVIII)’ in red; the College bookplate.
At the head of fol. 2 is the James no. ‘148’ (recte 147), s. xvii in.
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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