A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

Merton College D. 3. 5 (8-9)


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: Most of two leaves
Dimensions (written): 195
The head and outer col. of text cropped.


2 cols of at least 50 lines.


Written in gothic rotunda bookhand.


Blue initials flourished in red.


Origin: s. xiv ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

Taken from ‘Stack 112. c. 11’ (Sphaerae Tractatus, Venice 1531).

Eleven more leaves are in All Souls Coll., SR. 71. d. 1–3. 6–8 (Augustini Opera, vols 1–3, 6–8, Basel 1540), two leaves in each of Magdalen Coll., MS lat. 268, fols. 8, 13, lat. 266, fols. 37, 43, and lat. 267, fols. 21–2, taken from E. 17. 2 (Ovid, Basel 1549), L. 9. 11 (P. Poyssenotus, Basel 1549), and I. 10. 13 (C. Gesner, Zürich 1549); two leaves in Cambridge, Clare Coll. H. 4. 17 (C. Gesner, Zürich 1548), one leaf in Bodl. Libr., Lat. misc. b. 6, no. A. 41.

Record Sources

R. M. Thomson, A descriptive catalogue of the medieval manuscripts of Merton College, Oxford (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer), 2009.


For enquiries relating to this manuscript please contact Merton College Library.


    Ker, Pastedowns, nos 324 (p. 32 n. 3), 381–3, 472.

Funding of Cataloguing

Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Warden and Fellows of Merton College .

Last Substantive Revision

2019-11-19: First online publication

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