Merton College MS. 203B
Former shelfmark: H. 1. 9
Hymns; S. XV or XVI
On some of the flyleaves there are pen-trials of uncertain date.
as printed in the Parakletike (Rome, 1885), p. 14. It is followed by
Pr. Parakletike (Rome, 1885).
Seven sequences for Saturday vespers beginning with Echos B; the incipits are as follows:
Pr. Parakletike (Rome, 1885), p. 109.
Pr. Parakletike (Rome, 1885), p. 186.
Pr. Parakletike (Rome, 1885), p. 272.
Pr. Parakletike (Rome, 1885), p. 362.
Pr. Parakletike (Rome, 1885), p. 450.
Pr. Parakletike (Rome, 1885), p. 534.
16 long lines. Ruling pattern not clearly visible.
One scribe; the nad is clear but far from elegant. He used brown ink of various shades; initials are in faded carmine, and there is simple pen-work ornament on 84r.
s. xvii, blind-tooled polished calf over pasteboard. 26 is inked on the foredge; the spine has three paper labels marked 19, H. 1. 9 and 203B. Hooked around the first and last quires are parchment stubs, pastedowns in an earlier binding, from a document written in French, s. xv.
Provenance and Acquisition
Inside the front board is the College bookplate, together with obsolte shelf-marks O. 8. 19 Art., canc., B. 2. 26 Arch., canc., H. 1. 9. and (203B) in red, and Q 5. 26 Arch., canc., and a note. s/ ?xvii, 'Liturgia Graeca Imperf.' On fol. iiiv 'Liber Bibliothecase Coll. Merton Oxon', and below in a different hand: 'Liturgia graeca desunt nonnulla.'
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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