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Merton College D. 3. 13 (6)


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: A bifolium
Dimensions (leaf): 320 × 225 mm.
Dimensions (written): 230 × 150 mm.


Ruled with ink in 2 cols of 50 lines.


Written in gothic rotunda bookhand.


Red initials flourished in violet, blue initials flourished in red; red or blue paraphs.


Origin: s. xiv ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

Formerly a wrapper for ‘MCR 1591a’. Two fragms. of one leaf are in 24. b. 39 (S. Bosius, &c., Antwerp 1585, &c.); two leaves in All Souls Coll. O. 4. 6 (C. Gesner, vol. 2, Zürich 1558, bequeathed by Richard Master in 1587); thirty-two leaves in Brasenose Coll., Latham F. 1. 1–8 (Bible, 8 vols, Antwerp 1569–72, given by Richard Warren in 1588).

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 993, 1015, 1332, p. 184.

Funding of Cataloguing

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

Last Substantive Revision

2019-11-27: First online publication

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