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

Merton College E. 3. 5(a)


Language(s): Latin

Aristotle, Soph. Elench. (29/7–39/21)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: Two bifolia, contiguous but not the centre of the quire
Dimensions (leaf): 280 × 205 mm.
Dimensions (written): 155 × 80 mm.


22 long lines.


Written in a formal gothic rotunda bookhand. The text is flanked by 3 cols for glossing, provided heavily but spasmodically in an early anglicana hand.


A red initial flourished in blue, with partial border in both colours; red or blue paraphs.


Origin: s. xiii ex. ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Taken from ‘63. dd. 1’ (Iacobus de Arena, 1541).

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.


    Codices Boethiani, no. 226.

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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