Merton College MS. 196
Former shelfmark: C. 1. 11
THOMAS WALEYS; S. XIV ex.
Fols. irv, iiv-iii blank. On fol. ii is the word ‘Borag’’, twice in large letters, s. xiv ex. On fol. ivv is a table of contents which shows that the first item of contents was once a ‘tractatus de naturis bestiarum cum moralizationibus’.
An alphabetical subject index to this work was added in a rough hand on fols. iiiv-iv. It quotes folio numbers as high as 108.
‘Post mortem Iosue ... super stirpem tuam’, is canc. and the scribe has written ‘librum Iudicum uide post Iosue’. The passage occurs in its proper place on fol. 93.
As fols. 28–32 (Is. 1: 1–6: 5), with variants.
An early reader states wrongly that what follows is still Iud. 18–20.
There is a considerable marginal apparatus in the hands of the main text.
Unpr., many copies; Kaeppeli 3889; Stegmüller, Bibl. 8239, 8240, 3, 8251, 8237–8, 8241–3; Sharpe, Handlist, p. 686.
Frame-ruled with pencil, written in c. 34 long lines.
Two anglicana hands, the second beginning at fol. 50 line 12.
Red initials and paraphs.
Standard Merton s. xvii; sewn on four bands; formerly chained from the usual position. The first and last leaves were pastedowns in an earlier binding. On the early leaves are the marks of an iron chain-staple near the foot of the foredge, and of a central strap.
Provenance and Acquisition
At the head of fol. ivvis ‘Liber Hamundi Haydok ex empcione’. For Haydok, fellow c. 1421, still in 1432, d. 1465, see MS 16.
Lower down is ‘Li 16us’, c. 1500, showing that the book was then in a College electio.
Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with a table of contents and ‘F. 2, 8’ (canc.), s. xvii, and ‘O. 8. 11. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘C. 1. 11 (CXVI)’ 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