Merton College MS. 256
Former shelfmark: C. 2. 7
NICHOLAS TREVET; S. XIV/XV
f. irv blank.
Sharpe, Handlist, p. 394; ed. T. Hog (London, 1845).
A few notes in a hand of s. xv ex.
Ruled with crayon in 31 long lines. Running heads, not ruled for.
Apparently in a single anglicana formata, though gradually changing some letter forms.
Red or blue initials intended for flourishing which, however, is only provided on f. 1. At the foot of f. 129 is a note of the number of initials, cropped: ‘letteres ixfx iiii d. lmdes(?) xvi d.’
Standard Merton s. xvii, sewn on four bands; formerly chained from the usual position. At the foot of f. 132v is the mark of a brass chain-staple.
Provenance and Acquisition
Ownership inscriptions have probably gone with the three leaves excised after f. i. John Bale saw this book at Merton (Appendix C, no. 33). It is listed in the inventory of 1556: UO65. 207.
On f. 129v is written, in the hand of Anthony Wood, ‘AV: O’, on f. 132v ‘AW: O MDCLIX’.
At the head of f. 1 is ‘Liber Bibliothecae Merton: Oxon’:’, s. xvii. ‘7’ is inked on the foredge. Inside the front board is a table of contents, ‘K. 4, 5’ (canc.), s. xvii, and ‘P. 4. 7. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘C. 2. 7’ in red. Also ‘No. 256’ in modern pencil; 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