Merton College MS. 296
Former shelfmark: K. 1. 6
COMMENTARIES ON ARISTOTLE &c.; c. 1300
Fols. i-iiv blank.
Quaestio-titles are given in the lower margins throughout, and there is some, but not copious, annotation. The condition of the parchment, however, shows that the book was heavily used.
Ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 48–52 lines.
Standard Merton s. xvii; sewn on five bands; formerly chained from the usual position.
Provenance and Acquisition
The secundo folio reading identifies it as UO46. 68, ‘in xvii quaternis ligatus et sine asceribus’, bequeathed by John of Sandwich (BRUO 1639–40), fellow in 1321, still in 1324. In UO48. 118 it is described as ‘quaternus’, in UO50. 57 as ‘expositorem sex principiorum’, in UO51. 33 as ‘expositorem logice’.
At the foot of f. 77 are pencilled the names ‘Iohannes Westram’ and ‘Robertus Derby’, s. xiv. The second may have been Robert de Derby (BRUO 571), fellow of Oriel College in 1360, until his death, by July 1361.
Inside the front cover, on a sheet of paper, are a table of contents, s. xvii, ‘Q. 2. 12. Art:’, s. xvii, canc. and replaced with modern ‘K. 1. 6 (CCXCVI)’, in red ink, and 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
2019-10-25: First online publication