Merton College MS. 228
Former shelfmark: N. 1. 2
RASIS; S. XIV1
The first leaf was already badly faded by s. xv, and the first half of col. a was rewritten, in an anglicana hand, at that date.
Pr. Milan 1481, fols. 115–61, &c.; eTK 1684E.
Pr. in his Opera, Venice 1490, I, fols. 177–81v; eTK 0658I. Also in Oxford, Balliol Coll. 285, fols. 198–207, and Cambridge, Pembroke Coll. 11, fols. 49–66v.
Towards the end extensive passages of gloss are written in the margin by the main scribe, ruled for ad hoc.
A number of prescriptions, much rubbed, are written in a neat bookhand little later than the main text.
Ruled with crayon in 2 cols of 51 lines. The lower margins of fols. 12–13, 83, 86 have been excised.
Expert Italian gothic rotunda bookhands.
Orange and white initials with simple floral ornament, on square blue grounds, in Italian style; red or blue initials highlighted in the other colour; red or blue paraphs.
Standard Merton s. xvii, sewn on five bands; formerly chained from the usual position. Fols. i-ii, 163–4 are paper blanks.
Provenance and Acquisition
Made in ?Padua.
At the foot of f. 60, in a small early hand, is ‘.M. Randulfi pro p(rim)o qua(terno) diuisionum’. In the outer margin of f. 1 is an erasure, and ‘tradatur cum rosa m(?)’.
In the lower margin, partly over erasure (of which only ‘Liber de at’ can be read), ‘Liber Willelmi Balydene ex empcione’. William Balynden (BRUO 101) was fellow of Merton in 1374, until 1379. Rust-marks near the foot of f. 162v may just possibly be from the large iron chain-staple. Doubtless given by Balynden, certainly at the College by 1556: UO65. 407.
Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with titles, s. xvii, and ‘P. 2. 11. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘N. 1. 2 (CCXVIII)’ in red; the College bookplate. ‘11’ is inked on the foredge.
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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