Merton College MS. 215
Former shelfmark: N. 1. 9
BRIDGET OF SWEDEN; c. 1400
At the head of fol. iii are a few early notes, including a word in English; fols. iiiv-iv blank; on fol. ivv are scribbles of s. xvi.
Pr. Lübeck 1492 (GW 4391), &c.; bk. I ed. C.-G. Undhagen, Svenska Fornskriftällskapets Samlingar 7/1 (Uppsala, 1977; III ed. A.-M. Jönsson, SFSS 7/3 (Stockholm, 1998); IV ed. H. Aili, SFSS 7/4 (Göteborg, 1992); V-VII ed. B. Bergh, SFSS 7/5–7 (Uppsala 1971; Arlöv, 1991; Uppsala, 1967).
Ed. A.-M. Jönsson, Alfonso of Jaén, his Life and Works (Studia Graeca et Latina Lundensia, 1: Lund, 1989), pp. 117–67.
Ed. S. Eklund, Sancta Birgitta Opera Minora, 2, SFSS 8/2 (Uppsala, 1972).
Ed. S. Eklund, Sancta Birgitta Opera Minora, 3, SFSS 8/3 (Arlöv, 1991).
Presumably an abbreviation of BHL 1339.
On fol. 239 are a few notes on meanings of words, with English translations, as on fol. iii; 239v blank.
Frame-ruled with pencil; written in 2 cols of c. 52 lines.
Written in a proficient bastard anglicana, except for art. 5, added in a rough gothic rotunda bookhand. The main scribe writes extensive passages in red.
English. On fol. 1 is a 12-line S in colours and gold with full border (cf. Scott, DDEMB, pl. Ia); 6-line champe initials fols. 36v, 82, 142, 156, 196v, 212, 220; blue initials flourished in red; blue paraphs, red highlighting; running heads in red with blue paraphs.
Standard Merton s. xvii, repaired and rebacked; sewn on six bands; formerly chained from the usual position. Fols. i-ii, 240–1 are modern paper binding leaves. fol. 239, formerly a pastedown in an earlier binding, has the mark of an iron chain-staple at the foot.
Provenance and Acquisition
Made in England; at the College by 1556: UO65. 108. ‘112’ is inked on the foredge.
Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with a table of contents, s. xvii, and ‘P. 1. 12. art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘N. 1. 9’ and (CCXV)’ in red which has faded badly and been replaced in pencil; 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
2019-08-01: First online publication