Merton College MS. 218
Former shelfmark: N. 3. 1
WORKS OF GALEN; c. 1300
fol. 1 blank; on 1v is a table of contents in a hand contemporary with the main text, and ‘Liber Galieni’, s. xiv.
Pr. in Galen, Opera, Venice 1490 (GW 10481), II, fols. 217–35v; TKI 1274 (cf. 1269); HL 135–8.
Pr. in his Opera, II, fols. 233v-7; TKI 1538.
Pr. in his Opera, II, fols. 237–8v; TKI 846.
Pr. in his Opera, II, fols. 238v-300v; TKI 1285.
Pr. in his Opera, II, fols. 355–69; TKI 684.
Pr., with the works of Isaac Iudaeus, Lyon 1515, II, fols. 189v-209v; TKI 1163, 1282.
Pr. in his Opera, I, fols. 78–95v; TKI 490.
Pr. in his Opera, I, fols. 96–108v; TKI 1617.
Pr. in his Opera, II, fols. 330–54v; ed. R. J. Durling, Galen Latinus 2 (Stuttgart, 1992); TKI 863.
Pr. in his Opera, II, fols. 162v-5v; TKI 266.
Annotated throughout in anglicana hands of s. xiv and xv.
Ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 63 lines.
Arts 1–9 in a proficient French gothic rotunda bookhand. The hand of art. 10, perhaps a little later, is more formal.
Handsome large initials with foliage in colours and gold fols. 1, 7v, 27v, 77v; red and blue flourished initials; a few small blue initials flourished in red; red or blue paraphs. Art. 10 has unfilled spaces for coloured initials and rubrics.
Standard Merton s. xvii, repaired and rebacked; sewn on seven bands; formerly chained from the usual position. Fols. i-ii and 211–12 are modern paper blanks, iii and 210 are binding leaves, s. xvii.
Provenance and Acquisition
Near the head of fol. 1v is a thoroughly erased inscription. Below is a lengthy table of contents in the usual secretary hand, c. 1500, ending ‘Ex dono domini Ricardi Fitz James nuper Cicestrensis episcopi et custodis istius Collegii cuius anime propicietur Deus amen.’ For Fitzjames, warden 1483–1507, see MS 9.
At the head of fol. 2 is the James no. ‘69’, and at the foot ‘Lib: Bib: Merton: Oxon:’, both s. xvii. Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with a table of contents, s. xvii, and ‘P. 2. 1. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘N. 3. 1’ and ‘No. CCXVIII’ 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