Merton College MS. 293
Former shelfmark: K. 1. 2
OCKHAM ON THE PHYSICS; S. XIV1
Fols. iii-iv blank.
Ed. WOP 4–5; Lohr, p. 206. As in Florence, Bibl. Nat. Centr., cod. Conv. soppr. B. 5. 726, the words ‘Valde reprehensibilis ... ad presens intendo’ replace ‘Philosophos plurimos ... incipiam’, prol. 1 lines 5–34 of the printed text. See V. Richter, ‘Zum Incipit des Physikkommentars von Ockham’, Philosophisches Jahrbuch 81 (1974), 197–201.
f. 93v mainly blank, 110v wholly so.
Ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 57 lines.
Several gothic rotunda bookhands of university type, variously influenced by anglicana.
None; unfilled spaces for coloured initials and rubrics. Spasmodic red highlighting and underlining.
Modern, full scarlet goatskin, resewn on five bands. The remains of the previous binding, standard Merton s. xvii, formerly chained from the usual position, are kept with the book. fols. i-ii, 148–9 are modern paper blanks. fols. iii and 147 were formerly pastedowns in a binding earlier than s. xvii.
Provenance and Acquisition
An inscription, the first word perhaps ‘Per’, has been cropped from the head of f. 1, where also is the James no. ‘100’, s. xvii in.
At the head of f. ivvis ‘Hic liber reparatus est de nouo bonis M. Roberti Fermour. Oretis igitur pro anima eius.’ Robert Fermer (BRUO 680) was fellow in 1453, d. before May of that year.
On f. iv is a title, s. xvii, and ‘Q. 2. 9 Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘K. 1. 2 (CCXCII)’ in red; the College bookplate. ’9’ is inked on the foredge.
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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
2019-11-13: First online publication