Merton College MS. 328
JOHN ASHENDEN; S. XIV med.
Pr. Venice 1489 (GW 9392); Carmody, p. 171; TKI 761, 1482; Sharpe, Handlist, pp. 206–7, not this copy. f. 41v is blank.
At the foot of f. 2v, s. xv, is a table of zodiacal signs, beg. ‘Aries dominatur in Florencia, Fauencia et Britania maiori’; most of the place-names are Italian. Circular diagrams in the lower margins of fols. 4, 5v-6, 19, 35v, in the text at f. 7. The text of tract. 1 has been corrected in the margins; throughout is marginal annotation of ss. xiv and xv; running heads of s. xiv.
Frame-ruled with crayon in 2 cols, written in c. 49 lines.
A gothic rotunda bookhand influenced by anglicana, of the usual university type.
Blue initials flourished in red; red paraphs, highlighting and underlining. Tables and diagrams in red and ink of text.
s. xix in., sewn on six bands. Fols. i and 73 are blank paper binding leaves.
Provenance and Acquisition
Probably made commercially at Oxford.
Bought by the College at the Powis Castle sale, Davis & Orioli, London, lot 22, 20 March 1923.
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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