A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

Merton College MS. 203A

Former shelfmark: H. 1. 7

HUGH OF ST CHER ; S. XIV in., XV2

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Fols. i-ii blank. On fol. iiv is ‘Contenta / Postillator super Lucam’, c. 1500.

(fols. 1-284v; 285-8v blank)
HUGH OF ST CHER, Commentary on Luke
Incipit: ⟨V⟩idi et ecce quatuor ...; Hanc uisionem reuelauit Dominus Zacharie
Incipit: Fuit in diebus illis &c. Iob 38. Numquam producis luciferum in tempore suo. Iohannes Baptista est lucifer
Explicit: in figura animalium sortitus est formam uituli.

Pr. in his Opera, Venice 1703, VI, pp. 126-277; Stegmüller, Bibl. 3721.

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: ut errores
Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: 290 leaves (ii + 288)
Dimensions (leaf): 195 × 150 mm.
Dimensions (written): 155 × 100 mm.
The edges retrimmed, cropping the running heads, and spattered with red.

Collation

A bifolium, 110, 24(4 canc.) / 310, 46, 5-68, 710(8 canc.), 8-188, 1910, 20-348 / 354, 366, 372, 384; catchwords; the quires originally numbered at the end, much later (s. xvii?) at the beginning. Quires 1-2, 35-7 were added s. xv to replace lost leaves.

Layout

Ruled with pencil in 44-7 long lines.

Binding

Standard Merton s. xvii; sewn on four bands; formerly chained from the usual position. Fols. i and 288 were pastedowns in an earlier binding. Near the foot of fol. 288 is the mark of the large iron chain-staple.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

On fol. iiv ‘Liber domus scolarium de Mertone ex dono Magistri Henrici Seuer sacre pagine professoris ac custodis eiusdem incathenatus in libraria ad communem usum ibidem studere uolencium anno Domini M. CCCC. lxviii’; ‘B lier .19us.’, in the usual hand (see MS 60). For Sever, warden 1456-71, see MS 6.

At the head of fol. 1 is the James no. ‘134’, s. xvii in. Inside the front board is a title, s. xvii, and ‘O. 8. 18. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘H. 1. 17 (203a)’ in red; the College bookplate.

Merton College MS. 203A, fols. 14-272 (original manuscript)

Physical Description

Hand(s)

Written in a small, neat English gothic rotunda bookhand.

Decoration

Plain red or blue initials; red highlighting and underlining.

History

Origin: S. XIV in. ; script of English appearance.

Merton College MS. 203A, fols. 1-13, 273-84 (replacement leaves)

Physical Description

Hand(s)

Secretary.

Decoration

Undecorated.

History

Origin: S. XV2 ; script of English appearance.

Additional Information

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. 79; Powicke, no. 958.

Funding of Cataloguing

Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Warden and Fellows of Merton College .