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Merton College E. 3. 3(a)


Language(s): Latin

Theological work (‘Liber octauus, 2us tractatus’)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: One leaf
Dimensions (leaf): 305 × 200 mm.
Dimensions (written): 225 × 165 mm.


2 cols of 46 lines.


Written in bastard secretary.


A red initial flourished in red and blue; a blue initial flourished in red; red highlighting.


Origin: s. xv ;

Provenance and Acquisition

Taken from ‘76. c. 4’ (Pagninus, Lyon 1529). Two more leaves are in Magdalen Coll., MS lat. 271, nos 11–12, taken from E. 17. 9 (Martial, 1503), two in Queen’s Coll., 14. f. 5 (Fasciculus Rerum Expetendarum, Cologne 1535), two in 60. d. 8 (J. Damascenus, Paris 1519), and four in New Coll., T. 21. 3 (Liber Sextus Decretalium, Paris 1513; belonged to William Lowedall, 19 Jul. 1539).

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 117 (as MS E. 3. 3 (c)), 154, 176, 251.

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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