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Merton College MS. 192

Former shelfmark: M. 1. 7

PETER OF CORNWALL, PART II ; S. XIII1

Contents

Language(s): Latin

fol. iv blank. On fol. ivv are titles in hands of s. xvii.

(fols. 1-161v)
PETER OF CORNWALL OA, Pantheologus II-III
Rubric: Incipit prologus in secundam et in terciam partem Pantheologi
Incipit: Radulfo archidiacono Colecestrie
Incipit: Solent impositores inter preciosa sub obscura luce
(capitula)
Incipit: (fol. 2v) Deus Creator omnium et Iudex, unde Ecclesiastes Deum time
(capitula to Pars III, fol. 66rv)
Incipit: (fol. 67) Dii aurei sunt sensus philosophici
Explicit: libero arbitrio in nobis manente.

On fol. 162 are faint early pencil notes; 162v blank.

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: uel carnalis
Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: 169 leaves (iv + 165)
Dimensions (leaf): 295 × 205 mm.
Dimensions (written): 215 × 135 mm.
The edges retrimmed and spattered with red.

Collation

A singleton, 1-198, 2010; the quires numbered at the end. At the foot of fol. 162v is pencilled ‘Iste est ultimus quaternus et est xxus’.

Layout

Ruled with crayon in 2 cols of 57 lines.

Hand(s)

The scribe of MS 191: a single small English early gothic bookhand.

Decoration

As MS 191: roman numerals and marginalia in red. Small plain red or blue initials in the capitula; running heads in red and blue capitals.

Binding

Standard Merton s. xvii; sewn on four bands; formerly chained from the usual position. Fols. i-iii and 163-5 are paper binding leaves, the two outermost from the same printed book as in MS 13.

History

Origin: S. XIII1 ; script of English appearance.

Provenance and Acquisition

The second volume of three, MS 191 (q. v.) being the first.

fol. ivv: ‘In isto libro continentur secunda et 3apars pantheologi / Ex dono magistri Iohannis Gygur nuper custodis istius Collegii de Merton. Oretis pro eo.’

Seen at Merton by John Bale (Appendix C, no. 34).

Inside the front board is a title and a slip of paper with ‘G. 2, 6’ and ‘O. 8. 7. Art:’ (s. xvii), replaced with ‘M. 1. 7 (CXCII)’ in red; the College bookplate.

At the head of fol. 1 is the James no. ‘138’, s. xvii in. ‘7’ is inked on the foredge.

Record Sources

R. M. Thomson, A descriptive catalogue of the medieval manuscripts of Merton College, Oxford (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer), 2009.

Availability

For enquiries relating to this manuscript please contact Merton College Library.

Bibliography

    Coxe, p. 76; Powicke, no. 1061.

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