Merton College MS. 217
Former shelfmark: O. 2. 9
WILLIAM DE PAGULA; S. XIV in.
Quires were lost early on after fol. 180 (quire 15) (as signalled by a hand of s. xiv), containing the end of Part II, from part-way through titulus 53. More were lost after fol. 384 (quire 32), removing III P 30B-S 21C, as signalled by the same hand, stating improbably that the loss was of a single quire.
The unique copy; unpr.; Bloomfield 2115; Sharpe, Handlist, p. 799.
In an anglicana hand of s. xv.
in 7 cols
Ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 60 lines.
Fols. 1–13 in a neat gothic textualis quadrata; thereafter several anglicana hands.
Red initials, paraphs, underlining and highlighting; highlighting also in yellow.
Standard Merton s. xvii, repaired, rebacked and resewn on four bands; formerly chained from the usual position. Fols. i-iii, 486–8 are modern paper blanks. Fols. i-ii are binding leaves of s. xvii, fol. i from the same book as in MS 84.
Provenance and Acquisition
Made in England; at the College by 1556: UO65. 158.
At the head of fol. 1 is the James no. ‘129’, s. xvii in.
Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with a title and ‘G. 2, 4’ (canc.), s. xvii, and ‘P. 1. 14. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘O. 2. 9’ and ‘No. CCXVII’ 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
2019-08-01: First online publication