Merton College MS. 243
Former shelfmark: B. 1. 2
SUBJECT INDEXES TO THE BIBLE; S. XV in.
f. iiirv blank.
Arranged by book and chapter, with a brief summary of the contents under each.
Unpr.; Stegmüller, Bibl. 8670, listing eight copies, of which this is the only English one.
The text is extensively corrected in the margins by a hand similar to that of the main text.
Glorieux, Théol. 351h; Stegmüller, Bibl. 6422; ed. P. Seeboeck (Quaracchi, 1896).
Frame-ruled with crayon in 2 cols; written in c. 45 lines.
A single anglicana hand.
Blue initials flourished in red; art. 1 has red or blue paraphs and red running heads with blue paraphs.
Standard Merton s. xvii, sewn on six bands; formerly chained from the usual position. Fols. i-ii, 120–1, are paper binding leaves, fols. i and 121 from the same printed book as in MS 84. The outermost parchment leaves were pastedowns in an earlier binding.
Provenance and Acquisition
Made in England; there is nothing to connect this book with the College before 1600.
At the head of f. 1 is the James no. ‘208’ (wrongly; this is MS 12), s. xvii in. Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with a table of contents, s. xvii, ‘P. 3. 10. Art:’, s. xvii, canc. and replaced with modern ‘B. 1. 2 (CCXLIII)’ 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
2019-10-01: First online publication