Merton College MS. 224
Former shelfmark: N. 3. 7
AVICENNA ; S. XIII
Books are preceded by capitula and made to begin new quires. On fols. 119-20v the capitula to bk. 3 were added slightly later, and the decoration omitted. f. 267v (at the end of bk. 3) is blank. There are no capitula to bk. 5.
Pr. Strassburg, before 1473 &c. (GW 3114); TKI 705, 424.
Two alphatical indexes in 3 cols.
The same tables follow the Canon in London, St Paul’s Cath. 3 (MMBL 1. 242).
Early marginal annotation in pencil.
Ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 68 lines.
Several similar small French early gothic bookhands.
Red and blue flourished initials with long marginal extensions, in Parisian style; blue or red initials flourished in the other colour; running heads in capitals of the colours, mostly cropped; plain red or blue initials.
Standard Merton s. xvii, repaired and rebacked, sewn on six bands; formerly chained from the usual position. Fols. i-ii, 375-6 are modern paper blanks; fols. iii-iv, 373-4 are binding leaves of s. xvii, the outermost from the same printed book as in MS 68.
Provenance and Acquisition
Made in France, probably Parisian.
‘7’ is inked on the foredge. Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with a title, s. xvii, and ‘P. 2. 7. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘No. CCXXIV’ and ‘N. 3. 7’ in red; the College bookplate.
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