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

Merton College D. 3. 6 (1)


Language(s): Latin

Acts and James, glossed

Physical Description

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


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.


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


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.


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.


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

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