Merton College E. 3. 1
Fols. 1–6 contain the beginnings of Pss. 49 (f. 1v), 54 (f. 2), (Emmanuel has the beginnings of Pss. 82 and 87 on the exposed sides), 93 (f. 3), 95 (f. 3v), 99 (f. 4), 100–101 (f. 4v), 105 (f. 5r), 107 (f. 6v). The text is continuous from f. 7 ‘Hoc opus eorum’ (Ps. 108: 20), though occasionally hard to read and defective on fols. 14 and 31; ends ‘ex populo suo. Explicit compendiosa exposicio super psalterium per Richardum Heremitam de Hampole.’
Pr. Cologne 1536; Stegmüller, Bibl. 7298; Allen, Richard Rolle, pp. 165–9.
Followed by the distich ‘Ter quinquagenas cantat Dauid ordine psalmos’: WIC 19209.
PL 131. 142B-D; Stegmüller, Bibl. 369, &c.
From Merton Coll. 58. c. 8, three leaves.
Ed. N. J. Watson (Toronto, 1995), pp. 33–68; Allen, Richard Rolle, pp. 230–45.
From Merton Coll. 58. c. 8, one leaf.
From Merton Coll. 58. c. 8, the same leaf as art. 4.
Allen, Richard Rolle, p. 63, q. v. for early printed editions.
In 2 cols of 51 lines.
A single gothic textura.
Red and blue initials, flourished in both colours and violet; blue initials flourished in red; red or blue initials.
Provenance and Acquisition
Written in England, probably at the College before the Reformation, dismembered by, and probably during, the 1590s, in Oxford.
Used in binding Merton Coll. ‘54. b. 12’ (F. de Ripa, Lyons 1541), ‘58. c. 4–8’ (Bertachinus, Basel 1573), and Cambridge, Emmanuel Coll. 318. 3. 14 (the 5th vol. of M. Flacius et al., Historia Ecclesiastica, Basel 1560–1574). The binder (‘C. E.’) worked for John Betts of Trinity Hall, Cambridge (d. 1599).
Additional four still in Merton Coll. ‘58. c. 8’, and two as pastedowns in Cambridge, Emmanuel College, 318. 3. 14; thirty-eight leaves altogether.
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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