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

Merton College D. 3. 6 (1)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Acts and James, glossed

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 380 × 280 mm.
Dimensions (written): 265 × 175 mm.

Layout

46 lines, the text in large script on every second line, the gloss ruled for ad hoc at a rate of roughly 2 lines of gloss for 1 of text.

Hand(s)

Written in an excellent English protogothic bookhand of the form usual in glossed books.

Decoration

Running heads in red and blue capitals, between specially ruled lines; red or blue paraphs sometimes flourished in the other colour; marginal chapter-numbers in the colours. Small red or blue initials, flourished in the other colour, in the text. The remains of a grand book.

History

Origin: s. xii/xiii ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

A bifolium, formerly a wrapper for ‘MCR 1571’.

Record Sources

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

Availability

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

Funding of Cataloguing

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

Last Substantive Revision

2019-11-25: First online publication