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Merton College D. 3. 8 (1-2)


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: Two flattened bifolia, the first the outermost of a quire
Dimensions (leaf): 290 × 195 mm.
Dimensions (written): 205 × 145 mm.


Ruled with pencil in 2 cols of 43 lines.


Written in a formal cursive.


Unfilled spaces for decoration; red paraphs and underlining.


Origin: s. xv ; Low Countries

Provenance and Acquisition

Taken from a copy of Ruellius, De Natura Stirpium, now ‘49. dd. 7’, Paris 1536.

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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