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

Merton College MS. 233

Former shelfmark: N. 2. 6

GUILLAUME PEYRAULT ; S. XIV in.

Contents

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.

Collation

A bifolium, 1–1812; catchwords.

Layout

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

Hand(s)

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

Decoration

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

Binding

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.

History

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.

Availability

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

Bibliography

    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