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