Merton College MS. 275
Former shelfmark: H. 3. 6
COMMENTARIES ON ARISTOTLE; S. XIII-XIV
Fols. i-iiv blank.
STO 45/1. 3-260; Glorieux, Théol. 14ar-as. Pecia marks, as far as 19 on f. 43.
STO 45/2. 103-33; Glorieux, Théol. 14au.
STO 45/2. 3-101; Glorieux, Théol. 14av.
A quire has fallen out after f. 78, containing I. q. 17-II q. 1; Lohr, pp. 135-6; ed. F. Van Steenberghen, Siger de Brabant d’après ses oevres inédites (Louvain, 1931-42), I, pp. 21-156, from this copy and Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibl. Clm. 9559, and again in Trois commentaires anonymes sur le traité de l’âme (Louvain, 1971), pp. 135-343.
Apparently the only known copy.
Pr. Padua 1493 &c.; Glorieux, Théol. 400l; Zumkeller, no. 36.
Fols. 110v-11v are covered with faint early pencil notes.
Apparently the unique copy. Ed. M. Giele, Trois commentaires anonymes sur le traité de l’âme d’Aristote (Paris/Louvain, 1971), pp. 21-117.
Ed. P. M. Calcaterra and T. S. Centi (Turin/Rome, 1949), II, pp. 281-362; ed. J. H. Robb (Toronto, 1968); Glorieux, Théol. 14be.
Ed. P. A. Odetto (Turin/Rome, 1949), II, pp. 707-828; Glorieux, Théol. 14bi; Bloomfield 4567.
Ed. P. P. M. Calcaterra and T. S. Centi (Turin/Rome, 1949), II, pp. 421-35; Glorieux, Théol. 14cv.
Ed. from this, the unique copy, in K. White, ‘Two studies related to St. Thomas Aquinas' Commentary on Aristotle's De Sensu et Sensato, together with an edition of Peter of Auvergne's Quaestiones super Parva Naturalia’, PhD diss., University of Ottawa, 1986, 2 vols, II, pp. 1-112; Lohr, p. 339-40.
Ed. D. Bloch, ‘Peter of Auvergne on memory. An edition of the Quaestiones super De Memoria et Reminiscentia’, Cahiers de l'Institut du Moyen-Âge Grec et Latin 78 (2008) pp. 51-110; Lohr, p. 340.
Ed. White, II, pp. 203-20; Glorieux, Théol. 210j; Lohr, p. 340.
Followed by a short list of definitions of loci.
As in Balliol Coll. 104. Unpr.; Glorieux, Théol. 210e; Lohr, pp. 340-1; E. Hocedez in Gregorianum, 14 (1933), 3-36.
Unpr.; Lohr, p. 216, also citing BAV Vat. lat. 2170, fols. 1-6. A gap in the text at f. 238vb.
f. 240 blank but for a pen trial; 240v blank.
Ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 56 lines.
French gothic rotunda bookhands influenced by cursive, except for arts 13 and 14, in anglicana. The same hand wrote fols. 4-85v, 90v-104a, 209-23v. The texts are heavily corrected in the margins.
Parisian. Red and blue flourished initials with long extensions; red or blue initials flourished in the other colour; red or blue paraphs; running titles in capitals of the colours.
Standard Merton s. xvii, sewn on four bands; formerly chained from the usual position. Fols. i and 243 were formerly pastedowns, the latter in reverse position to the present. f. 240 was also a pastedown, with the marks of the large iron and brass chain-staples.
Provenance and Acquisition
Although works tend to begin and end with quires, with changes of hand at that point, the formatting and decoration is uniform throughout, so that the book was probably made as a single unit, and in Paris.
Certainly at the College by c. 1500. Perhaps the copy of Thomas Aquinas, ‘in quo continentur multi tractatus’, bequeathed by Henry de la Wyle (d. 1329; BRUO 566).
On f. 110v pen trials include ‘Edmunde Palmer’, s. xvi. For Palmer, fellow in 1540-3, see MS 126.
At the head of fols. i and 1 is the James no. ‘95’, s. xvii. Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with contents, s. xvii, and ‘Q. 1. 7. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘H. 2. 7 (CCLXXV)’, both corr. in pencil to H. 3. 6 and (275); the College bookplate. ‘7’ is inked on the foredge.
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