Merton College MS. 28
Former shelfmark: H. 1. 14
JOHN CHRYSOSTOM; S. X
On 1r is a list (s. xiv?) of texts to be read on certain feast days, and in the MS itself the upper margin of the first page of homilies to be read accordingly has a corresponding note. On fol. 1r there is also a note by the main scribe in majuscules, perhaps a pen-trial: δύναται καί είς τούς άγίους τρεϊς παϊδας ιδτορία.
ending impf. in art. 13.
PG 49.15–198, 211–22.
PG 56.97–107, 119–142, but no. 5 differs from the printed version according to Aubineau.
PG 63.531–43 line 4 (ends impf.).
impf. at each end.
PG 56.541, line 7 ab imo - 545 line 13.
Ruled with stylus in 2 cols of 28 lines. Ruling pattern Leroy C 24C 2.
One scribe; since the script on most folios rests on the line, a date in the 10th century and not later seems likely. E. Gamillscheg and D. Harlfinger (1981) list the scribe Petros (no. 351), suggesting however that he may have been the owner rather than the scribe.
A cross outlined in ink of the text, tinted yellow, and a prayer by the scribe in majuscules on fol. 1: †κ(ύριε) βοήθει τώ σώ δούλω Πέτρω καί συγχώρισον τάς Άμαρτίασ αύτοϋ, ώς καί ϕίλ(ος)†
On the verso a framed, full-page portrait of Chrysostom in the same technique. An ornamental headpiece on fol. 3r, and some simple pen-work ornament elsewhere; titles and initials are in carmine.
Presumably s. xix, black leather over wooden boards with gold tooling: the edges gilded; two blank paper flyleaves at each end.
Provenance and Acquisition
Scribe or former owner Petros (E. Gamillscheg and D. Harlfinger (1981) no. 351).
On 1v, in an ?Italian gothic rotunda bookhand, s. xiv: Solidi .xij. | Sermones beati Johannis Christostomi. M. Aubineau, op. cit. below, identfied this MS as one referred to by Henry Savile as belonging to 'Croshauii nostri', who is presumably to be identified as William Crashawe (1572–1625/6).
Labels on the spine give the numeral 13 and the out-of-date shelf-mark H. 1. 14. Inside the front board is a College bookplate and previous shelf-marks H. 1. 14 (XXVIII) in red, O. 4. 13 Theol., canc., and in pencil 'olim N. iii. 2'.
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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
2019-11-18: First online publication