Merton College MS. 202
Former shelfmark: C. 2. 17
BONAVENTURE, SIMON OF HINTON; S. XIII ex.
fol. iv blank.
At the head of fol. 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 fol. 84v, and 85–8v, are faint early pencil notes.
Over them is written on fol. 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 fol. 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’.
fol. 89 is blank; on the verso is a note in a very tiny cursive hand, s. xv ex. fol. 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 fol. 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 fol. 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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Funding of Cataloguing
Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Warden and Fellows of Merton College .
Last Substantive Revision
2019-07-31: First online publication