Merton College MS. 283
Former shelfmark: O. 1. 7
ALBERTUS MAGNUS; S. XIII2
Fols. iii-iv blank.
AMO (Borgnet) 34. 307-761; Fauser 60, 12.
Text, apparently the beginning of another Quaestio, has been scraped from the rest of f. 24 col. b and from most of 24v. Q. 5 lacks art. 2. 1-2. One of two extant copies of Q. 5, of three of Q. 6.
Q. 5 ed. J.-P. Torrell, ‘La question disputée De prophetia de saint Albert le Grand’, Revue des sciences philosophiques et théologiques 65 (1981), 5-53 (text), 197-232 (commentary); Q. 6 unpr.; Fauser 56, 2 (and Continuation 1, pp. 124-5).
AMO (Borgnet) 35. 1-660 line 24; Fauser 61, 18.
f. 111v is blank, text having been scraped from the whole of it; the same is true of most of 93v. In the margins of fols. 67v-9 are diagrams in ink of text.
AMO(Geyer) 28; Fauser 62, 7.
Text has been scraped from the rest of f. 147b and the whole of 147v.
In 3 cols to the quaestiones in arts 1, 3 and 4.
Extracts from the Glossa Ordinaria, Augustine, Bede and others, in a hand like those of the main text.
Very small Continental cursive hands, except for the index, which is in a bookhand of Italian appearance. The texts are much corrected by the scribes in the margins. Titles of quaestionesare given in the margin, framed, as well as rubricated in the text-space.
Brick-red initials, titles, paraphs, running heads, foliation, highlighting and underlining. On fols. 112 and 124 are red initials flourished in blue. The index has red and blue paraphs.
Standard Merton s. xvii; sewn on five bands; formerly chained from the usual position. fols. i-ii, 152-3 are paper binding leaves, the outermost from the same printed book as in MS 84. f. iii was formerly a pastedown in an earlier binding.
Provenance and Acquisition
Made on the Continent, probably in southern France or Italy.
At the head of f. 1, cropped, ‘⟨Liber domus scolarium⟩ de Merton in Oxon’ ex legato Magistri Iohannis Raynham sacre pagine professoris et quondam socii eiusdem domus cuius anime propicietur Deus Amen.’ For Reynham, fellow 1335-58, d. 1376, see MS 18.
In the lower margin of f. 151v are ‘prec’ dimidia marc’’ and ‘pro ci s.’, canc. On f. ivv‘Istum librum fecit de nouo ligari M. Ricardus Scardeburgh anno Domini 1453. Orate igitur pro eo et pro parentibus eius.’ For Scarborough, fellow c. 1449, still in 1464, see MS 41.
On f. iii is the James no. ‘114’, and the inscription of f. 1 is repeated on f. ivvin a hand of s. xvii. Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with ‘F 6, 3’, ?s. xvii, canc., a table of contents, s. xvii, ‘Q. 1. 16. Art:’, s. xvii, canc. and replaced with modern ‘O. 1. 7 (CCLXXXIII)’, in red ink; the College bookplate. ‘16’ is inked on the foredge.
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