Merton College MS. 273
Former shelfmark: O. 3. 5
AQUINAS, PIERRE DAUVERGNE ON ARISTOTLE; S. XIV1
Fols. iii, iv-vi blank.
Ed. M. R. Cathala and R. M. Spiazzi (Rome/Turin, 1964); Glorieux, Théol. 14bz.
STO 48. 69–205 (for this copy see pp. A 11 and A 25–33, siglum O1); Glorieux, Théol. 14aw; Lohr, pp. 168–9.
Pr. Rome 1492, &c., combined with art. 2; Lohr, pp. 342–3; many copies.
In the lower margin of f. 223v is a list of the first seven Gregorian tones, s. xv, incl. ‘tertius onus est in frigisca et disponit ad rapertum prope fortissime sicut ex Wyg’ny [scil. Wygorny?]’. In the margin of f. 224 is ‘Hic summa Baunaful | aliter quam in ethica’. Perhaps Robert Bampfeld (Baunfelde) (BRUO 102), who was charged for renting a room in University College 1396–7, still in 1401–2.
Ruled with crayon in 2 cols of 52 lines.
English gothic rotunda bookhands of university type.
Arts 2 and 3 are pecia copies; the highest number for art. 2 is ‘pª xiiiª’ on f. 142v; art. 3 has only ‘pª iiª’ on f. 148.
Art. 2 opens with a 7-line initial of burnished gold on a squarish pink and blue ground. Otherwise red or blue initials, probably intended for flourishing; red or blue paraphs.
Standard Merton s. xvii; sewn on seven bands; formerly chained from the usual position; fols. i-ii, 225 are paper binding leaves, f. 225 from the same printed book as in MS 68. Another paper leaf before f. 225 has been torn out. f. iii was a pastedown in an earlier binding. On it appear the marks of two straps, and possibly of a small iron chain-staple in the middle of the foot. A faint mark probably of the usual large iron chain-staple appears at the foot of f. 224v.
Provenance and Acquisition
Probably made at Oxford.
The book was bought, at the warden’s request, by Subwarden Richard Billingham c. 1350, as was MS 274.
On f. iiiv ‘Exposicio sancti Thome de Alquino super xii. libros metaphisice secundum stationarios cum aliis politicorum prec’ xl s.’
Pencilled in the outer margin of f. 22 are the names ‘Ch…dley’, smudged, and ‘Allesford Alsforde clericus meus’.
At the head of f. i is the James no. ‘96’, s. xvii in. Inside the front board is a table of contents, s. xvii, ‘Q. 1. 5. Art.’, s. xvii, canc. and replaced with ‘O. 3. 5 (CCLXXIII)’ 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