Merton College MS. 225
Former shelfmark: N. 3. 8
AVERROES, BERNARD DE GORDON &c.; S. XIV1
f. i blank; on the verso is a table of contents, s. xiv.
Pr. Ferrara 1482 (GW 3107); TKI 762, 1171.
GILES OF CORBEIL, De Vrinis, glossed by GILBERTUS ANGLICUS
Text ed. Choulant, pp. 4–18: WIC 4432; TKI 422; Wickersheimer, pp. 196–7; commentary TKI 1483.
JOHN OF DAMASCUS, Aphorismi, with the commentary of Ps.-ISIDORE OF SEVILLE
Text pr. Venice 1497, fols. 149v-51, &c.; TKI 824; comm. unpr.; TKI 777.
Unpr.; TKI 460.
Pr. Venice 1521, fols. 93v-5; TKI 743.
Pr. Venice 1521, fols. 95–7; TKI 1344.
pr. Venice 1521, fols. 97–110v; TKI 1428, (692).
Unpr.; TKI 1622; WIC 19861.
Pr. Padua 1476 (GW 3116); TKI 273; Diaz 1608.
f. 127rv contains a fragmentary text, perhaps from bk. 3, ‘Et fortasse est necessarium in eo prouocare uomitum cum siropo acetoso ... perueniendo ad olim decosto’. Then follows bk. 4, preceded by capitula, ‘ Febris est calor extraneus accensus ... (ends impf. in Fen 7 tract. 3 c. 16) et non factus uirtus uirulenta et non festinat ad’. The table of contents shows that bk. 5 was originally also present.
Pr. Strassburg, before 1473 (GW 3114) &c.; TKI 705, 424.
French gothic rotunda bookhands, more or less influenced by cursive which on occasions approaches anglicana.
Red and blue flourished initials; blue initials flourished in red; red or blue paraphs. In the margins of art. 11 are drolleries in pencil and ink.
Standard Merton s. xvii, sewn on four bands; formerly chained from the usual position. Fols. i-ii, 252–3 are paper binding leaves, the outermost from the same printed book as in MS 117.
Provenance and Acquisition
At the foot of f. 124v is pencilled ‘Iohannes Lymintone habet iiij quaterni’, s. xiv in. Perhaps John de Lemington (BRUO1130), fellow of Merton in 1328, still in 1331, still alive in 1349.
At the foot of f. 136 are two early pencilled notes, partly erased: ‘Explicit primus quaternus (?)’, and ‘quod facit pro(?)ere pro quaternio’.
On f. iiiv is ‘Liber magistri Willelmi Duffeld ex empcione’. Above is ‘Liber medicus cuius contentus superius patent. Legatus collegio de Mertonhalle Oxon’ per magistrum Willelmum Duffeld nuper socium eiusdem ad incatenandum infra librariam ibidem.’ For William Duffield, fellow in 1398, no longer in 1422, see MS 91.
Above is a table of contents, s. xiv, and ‘Liber [Willelmi de ⟨So(?)⟩uthecumbe erased]’. The place is in Devon.
‘8’ is inked on the foredge. Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with a table of contents, s. xvii, and ‘P. 2. 8. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘N. 3. 8. (CCXXV)’ 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
2019-08-30: First online publication