Merton College MS. 253
Former shelfmark: C. 2. 4
ALBERTUS MAGNUS; S. XIV
Fols. iii, ivv blank. Some notes and pen-trials are on f. iv, over text in a large hand, written at right angles to the page in faded pencil. On f. v is a title, s. xvii.
s. xv; includes also a few notes and pen-trials.
AMO (Borgnet) 1. 1-148; Fauser 1, 8.
AMO (Borgnet), 1. 149-304; Fauser 2, 8.
AMO( Borgnet), 1. 373-457; Fauser 5, 6.
AMO (Borgnet) 1. 305-72; Fauser 3, 8.
Ed. P. M. von Loë (Bonn, 1913); Fauser 4, 4.
Frame-ruled with crayon in 2 cols of c. 41 lines.
A single anglicana hand.
Blue initials flourished in red; red or blue paraphs; red underlining and framing.
Standard Merton s. xvii, repaired and rebacked; sewn on five bands; formerly chained from the usual position. Fols. i-ii, 184-5 are modern paper blanks. f. iii, once a pastedown in an earlier binding, shows the marks of two straps and of a brass chain-staple near the foot of the foredge.
Provenance and Acquisition
Near the head of f. iv, erased, is ‘Vendicio cautionis Dompni Petri de Cherletone monachi Malm⟨esburiensis⟩ uide⟨licet⟩ extracta … Ethicorum Aristotelis de … exposita est in cista Roubery die Iouis [corr. to Mercurii] proxima … festum sancti Fidis(?) anno Domini M. CCCC XLVIII pro x. s. ut patet eadem manu incipit fo. secundo(?) interrogandum’.
Pen-trials of s. xv on f. 183v include ‘Wynton’, three times, as well as ‘ii d prec’ i q.’
On f. vv, s. xv, ‘Liber domus scolarium de Mertonhalle in Oxon’ ex dono magistri Iohannis Burbache doctoris in theologia et quondam socii eiusdem domus ut inchatenetur in libraria communi ad perpetuum usum studencium ibidem’. For Burbage, fellow 1411-35, see MS 3.
At the head of f. 1 is the James no. ‘124’ (wrongly), s. xvii in. Inside the front cover is a sheet of paper with a table of contents, s. xvii, and ‘P. 4. 4. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘C. 2. 4 (CCLIII)’ in red; the College bookplate.
Merton College MS. 253 - Part II (fols 181-3v)
Written in 2 cols, the written space exceeding the dimensions of the present leaves.
Neat bookhand of scholastic type
Unfilled spaces for coloured initials and rubrics. Lemmata underlined.
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