Merton College MS. 284
Former shelfmark: O. 1. 9
QUAESTIONES; S. XIV ex.
On f. 112 is a copy of the articles condemned at Oxford in 1314 (H. Anstey, Epistolae Academicae Oxonienses, OHS 25–6, 1. 100–2).
On f. 112v is a note on the similar articles issued in 1277 by Stephen Tempier, bp. of Paris. A short theological note is at the head of f. 113.
Frame-ruled with pencil, written in up to 50 long lines.
A single neat anglicana hand.
Standard Merton s. xvii, sewn on four bands; formerly chained from the usual position. The outermost parchment leaves were pastedowns in a previous binding. The parchment bifolium at the rear shows marks of a small iron chain-staple at the foredge, near the foot, and of the large iron chain-staple, near the foot. f. i has marks of an iron chain-staple at the foot near the foredge, replaced by a brass one at the foredge near the foot.
Provenance and Acquisition
On f. ivv: ‘Liber Iohannis Bloxham ex legat’ M. Symonis Lamborne’; ‘Iste liber datur domui scolarium de Merton’ in Oxon’ ad iacendum in libraria incatenatum quamdiu durare poterit ad usum et utilitatem sociorum eiusdem domus et dabatur dicto Iohanni superius nominato per magistrum Symonum Lamburne. Oretis igitur pro utroque.’ For Bloxham, fellow by 1361–2, warden 1375–87, see MS 156. For Lambourne, fellow 1347–61, still alive in 1369, see MS 71.
On f. 19 is ‘Iohannes Tomsone’, s. xvi.
On f. ivvis also a title and the James no. ‘159’, s. xvii in., and ‘Q. 1. 16. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘O. 1. 9’ in red; the College bookplate. Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with a brief list of quaestiones, s. xvii, canc., and ‘O. 1. 9 (CCLXXXIV)’ in red. ‘16’ is inked on the foredge.
Merton College MS. 284 - endleaf (fol. i)
a waste leaf with the beginning of the text, the introductory letter followed by parts of bks 7–8.
The complete text pr. Padua 1476 (GW 5774), &c.; Lohr 179–80; Sharpe, Handlist, p. 715.
A short list of quaestiones, s. xv ex., quoting folio numbers.
In an anglicana hand, much obliterated.
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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
2019-10-14: First online publication