Merton College MS. 202
Former shelfmark: C. 2. 17
BONAVENTURE, SIMON OF HINTON; S. XIII ex.
f. iv blank.
At the head of f. 1 is ‘Bonauentura super octo libros flecta genua’, s. xv.
BO 5. 201-91; Distelbrink 1; Glorieux, Théol. 305k.
Unpr.; Glorieux, Théol. 302w; Stegmüller, Sent. 815; Bloomfield 0245; Kaeppeli 3600; Sharpe, Handlist, p. 615.
On fols. 83v-4v are theological notes in an early anglicana hand, with the common prophetical verses ‘Gallorum leuitas Germanos iustificabit’ (at least 11 lines, cropped at the foot; WIC 7015). On the rest of f. 84v, and 85-8v, are faint early pencil notes. Over them is written on f. 84v, s. xvi in., ‘Sancti Edmundi archiepiscopi prophetia de antichristo. / Cum fuerunt anni completi mille ducenti / et ceterum decies post partum uirginis alme / tunc antichristus regnabit demone plenus’; on f. 87v the date 1325 and ‘morbus signa cibus blasphemia dogma fuerunt cause cur Dominum turba secuta fuit’, s. xv; next to it is the name ‘Notingham’. f. 89 is blank; on the verso is a note in a very tiny cursive hand, s. xv ex. f. 91rv is blank.
Ruled with crayon in 40 long lines.
A small English gothic rotunda bookhand.
Plain red initials and paraphs.
Standard Merton s. xvii, sewn on four bands; formerly chained from the usual position. Fols. ii and 90 are paper binding leaves. Fols. i and 91 are ruled parchment. On f. 89 (but not on 91) are marks perhaps from an iron chain-staple.
Provenance and Acquisition
Made in England; it is not known when it entered the College prior to s. xvii in. On f. i is a title and ‘O. 8. 17 Art:’, the latter canc. and replaced with ‘C. 2. 17 (CCII)’ in red. Inside the front board is the College bookplate.
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