Merton College MS. 310
Former shelfmark: H. 3. 10
Ps.-GROSSETESTE &c.; S. XIV
Fols. iv-v blank. The table of contents, s. xv, on f. vv shows that after f. 60 are missing the last six books of art. 1, and ‘Epistola Lincolniensis ad magistrum Adam Rufum quod Deus est forma prima omnium creatorum’ (Epist. 1), ‘Epistola eiusdem ad comitissam Wyntonie de Iudeis non molestandis’ (Epist., 5), ‘Tractatus secundum [?Bacon smudged] de utilitate astronomie et operacione fidei’ (prob. Ps.-ALBERTUS MAGNUS, Speculum Astronomiae; Glorieux, Théol. 6dj; TKI 975), and from the end ‘Conclusiones textuales ... super libros de anima cum earum probaciones et mediis’.
Pr. without place 1498, Venice 1552 &c.; Thomson, Grosseteste, pp. 265–6; TKI 1040.
At the foot of f. 1 is a couplet, s. xv: ‘Anni cum Domini transissent mille ducenti | Quinquaginta duo uero transiit iste sequenti’, labelled ‘Robertus’.
Ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 48 lines.
A single English gothic rotunda bookhand, using pale ink. Running heads between specially ruled lines.
On f. 1 an initial P in pink, blue and gold, with full vine-leaf border, enclosing the mitred bust of Grosseteste; red and blue flourished initials with partial borders; blue initials flourished in red; red or blue paraphs.
Standard Merton s. xvii, repaired and rebacked; sewn on four bands; formerly chained from the usual position. Fols. i and 99 are modern paper blanks, ii-iii, 97–9 paper binding leaves, s. xvii, fols. ii and 98 from the same printed book as in MS 68. On f. iv, pasted down to an earlier binding, is the mark of a brass chain-staple near the foot of the foredge; on fols. v and 1 are rust-stains in the same position.
Provenance and Acquisition
At the College by c. 1600; the James no. ‘16’ (wrongly) is at the head of f. vv.
Inside the front board is a sheet of paper with the contents, s. xvii, and ‘Q. 3. 12. Art:’, canc. and replaced with ‘H. 3. 10 (CCCX)’ in red; the College bookplate. ‘12’ 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
2019-11-05: First online publication