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Merton College MS. 225

Former shelfmark: N. 3. 8

AVERROES, BERNARD DE GORDON &c.; S. XIV1

Contents

Language(s): Latin

f. i blank; on the verso is a table of contents, s. xiv.

1. (fols. 1–75v)
AVERROES, Colliget (transl. ?ARMENGAUD BLASIUS)
Incipit: Quando uentilata fiat super me uoluntas per nobile preceptum domini Andesath
Explicit: thesaurus patet manifeste. Et Deus nos ab errore eximat[sic] et ex ipsius lumine nostros oculos illuminare dignetur amen dicant omnia.
Final rubric: Explicit collectorium Aueroys comentatoris peritissimi. Explicit expliceat scriptor ludere eat.

Pr. Ferrara 1482 (GW 3107); TKI 762, 1171.

On f. 75vb are the first few lines of a story ‘Ibam forte uia sacra sicut meus est mos ...’.

2. (fols. 76–95v)

GILES OF CORBEIL, De Vrinis, glossed by GILBERTUS ANGLICUS

Incipit: Sicut dicit Constantinus in Pantegni et hoc idem testatur Iohannicius ; Dicitur urina quoniam fit renibus una
Explicit: (line 338) Aggrauat et cumulat mala circumstancia culpam
Incipit: (glo.) Tribus autem modis notificat urinam
Explicit: (glo.) residuum sermonis est intellectum.
Final rubric: Expliciunt uersus Egidii cum commento Gilberti.

Text ed. Choulant, pp. 4–18: WIC 4432; TKI 422; Wickersheimer, pp. 196–7; commentary TKI 1483.

3. (fols. 96–8v)

JOHN OF DAMASCUS, Aphorismi, with the commentary of Ps.-ISIDORE OF SEVILLE

Incipit: (comm.) || (beg impf.) ro uel olerum uel huius siripi ante cibum
Explicit: (comm.) Hunc autem Deo gratias ago quia huius te primum translatorem inueni.
Incipit: (text) || (beg. impf.) Fumus in corpore aliud est quam uentus quia pauci nouerint discernere
Explicit: (text) ante oculos pone contrarium uero contrario.
Final rubric: Explicit liber amphorismorum Iohannis Damasceni filii Serapionis cum commento Ysidori Ypaniensis episcopi. Deo gracias.

Text pr. Venice 1497, fols. 149v-51, &c.; TKI 824; comm. unpr.; TKI 777.

4. (fols. 98v-101v)
BERNARD GORDON, De Gradibus
Rubric: Incipit tractatus de gradibus ordinatus a magistri B. de Gordiano in almo studio Montis Pessolani anno Domini M. CCC iii.
Incipit: Doctrinam de gradibus intendimus triplicem ordinare
Explicit: non bene sensu sensibiles &c.
Final rubric: Explicit de gradibus.

Unpr.; TKI 460.

5. (fols. 101v-3)
BERNARD GORDON, De Decem Ingeniis Curandorum Morborum
Rubric: Incipit tabula magistri B. de Gordonio de x. ingeniis curandi morbus.
Incipit: Ingenia curacionis morborum quantum est
Explicit: et cum integritate sicut scitus.

Pr. Venice 1521, fols. 93v-5; TKI 743.

6. (fols. 103–5)
BERNARD GORDON, Regimen Acutorum
Rubric: Incipit tractatus breuis et utilis supra regimentum acutorum traditus a magistro B. de Gordonio.
Incipit: Regimen acutorum egritudinum consistit in 3
Explicit: peto ueniam de obmissis.
Final rubric: Explicit de regimine acutorum.

Pr. Venice 1521, fols. 95–7; TKI 1344.

7. (fols. 105–18v)
BERNARD GORDON, Prognostica
Rubric: Incipit tractatus breuis et utilis supra materiem de corisi[sic] et diebus creticis compilatus in preclaro studio Montis Pessolani a magistro B. de Gorgonio.
Incipit: Senectus donatiua obliuionis est
Explicit: similiter tardius curatur.
Final rubric: Explicit liber pronosticorum Gordonii.

pr. Venice 1521, fols. 97–110v; TKI 1428, (692).

8. (fol. 118v)
De Pulsibus
Rubric: De pulsu generali.
Incipit: Pulsus collericus ut generaliter dicam uelox propter cali⟨di⟩tatem
Explicit: in utroque medii sunt humidi.

A paragraph.

9. (fol. 118v)
De Vrinis
Incipit: Vt reor urinis calor extat causa ruboris
Explicit: Sicque senex dormit designat morte resolui.

A verse summary of Isaac, De Vrinis

Unpr.; TKI 1622; WIC 19861.

10. (fols. 118v-25; 125v-6v blank)
AVICENNA, De Viribus Cordis (transl. ARNALD DE VILLANOVA)
Rubric: Incipit liber Auicenne de uiribus cordis et medicis cordialibus translatus a magistro Arnaldo Barchilonie
Incipit: Creauit Deus ex concauitatibus cordis sinistram
Explicit: est opusculum terminandi.
Final rubric: Explicit Auicenna de uiribus cordis. Deo gracias.

Pr. Padua 1476 (GW 3116); TKI 273; Diaz 1608.

11. (fols. 127–251v)
AVICENNA, Canon Medicinae (transl. GERARD OF CREMONA, fragm.)

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.

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: locacionis
Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: 256 leaves (iii + 253)
Dimensions (leaf): 360 × 245 mm.
Dimensions (written): 310 × 180–205 mm.
The edges retrimmed and spattered with red.

Collation

A singleton, 1–512, 612(+ 1 after 7 and 2 after 10), 712, 88, 9–1012, 1112(lacks 7–10,12) / 124, 136, 1412, 158, 16–2212, 2312(lacks 12; catchwords; the quires numbered at the beginning. A quire (originally numbered 9) is missing after 8. Leaves were missing before f. 127 prior to the numbering.

Hand(s)

French gothic rotunda bookhands, more or less influenced by cursive which on occasions approaches anglicana.

Decoration

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.

Binding

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.

History

Origin: S. XIV1 ; script of French appearance, with English influence.

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.

Record Sources

R. M. Thomson, A descriptive catalogue of the medieval manuscripts of Merton College, Oxford (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer), 2009.

Availability

For enquiries relating to this manuscript please contact Merton College Library.

Bibliography

    Coxe, p. 88; Powicke, no. 928.

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