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

Merton College D. 3. 14 (1-2)


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: Two bifolia
Dimensions (leaf): 395 × 230 mm.
(text 240–50 × 100–115; gloss 320–5 × 185–90)


2 cols of 54 lines of text, c. 90 of gloss.


On the first and second rectos of (2) are fine large initials with framed miniatures in colours and gold (beg. of bks 11 and 12); smaller initials in the same style are in the gloss of (1), second verso, and (2), first recto. Red initials flourished in violet, blue initials flourished in red; plain red or blue initials and paraphs; running heads in red and blue capitals.


Origin: s. xiv ; prob. English

Provenance and Acquisition

(1) formerly a wrapper for ‘MCR 1562a’.

(2) formerly a wrapper for ‘MCR 1562b’.

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

2019-11-08: First online publication

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