A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

Merton College MS. 233

Former shelfmark: N. 2. 6



Language(s): Latin

Fols. iirv, iii blank.

(fols. 1–216)
GUILLELMUS PERALDUS, Summa de Vitiis et Virtutibus
Rubric: Incipit tractatus moralis de septem uiciis capitalibus
(fols. 1–6) capitula
Incipit: Dicturi de singulis uiciis incipiemus a uitio gule
Explicit: et inuenies undique dolorem.
Final rubric: Explicit summa de uiciis.

Pr. Basel 1469 &c.; Kaeppeli 1622; Bloomfield 1628.

f. 216v is covered with early pencil notes.

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: sit seruus
Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: 220 leaves (iii + 217)
Dimensions (leaf): 335 × 220 mm.
Dimensions (written): 245 × 140 mm.
The edges retrimmed and spattered with red.


A bifolium, 1–1812; catchwords.


Ruled with crayon in 40 long lines. Running heads between lines ruled right across the page, as far as f. 89v.


Two English rotunda gothic bookhands (dividing at quires 4/5) influenced by anglicana.


Red and blue flourished initials; blue initials flourished in red; red or blue paraphs; red running heads.


Standard Merton s. xvii, repaired, sewn on five bands. Fols. i and 217 are modern paper blanks. Fols. ii-iii are of thick, stiff parchment.


Origin: S. XIV in ; script of English appearance.

Provenance and Acquisition

On f. iii is ‘Liber domus scolarium de Merton Oxon’’, s. xv.

At the head of f. 1 is a title, s. xvii. Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with titles and ‘F. 2, 9’ (canc.), s. xvii, and ‘P. 2. 16. Art:’, canc. and replaced by ‘N. 2. 6 (CCXXXIII)’ 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.


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


    Coxe, p. 91; Powicke, no. 1204.

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

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