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

Merton College E. 3. 9 (1-3)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Digestum Vetus,

glossed

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: Three leaves. Dimensions of the leaves more than 335 × more than 220 mm.
Dimensions (written): 220 × 125 mm.
the edges clipped

Layout

In 2 cols of 47 lines; the surrounding gloss written and ruled ad hoc.

Hand(s)

The text in an excellent Italian gothic rotunda bookhand; the gloss probably in an English version of the same but less proficient.

Decoration

On 1r a 4-line initial in colours and gold with drollery, prob. French; the rest of the decoration is Italian: large blue initials flourished in red; small red initials flourished in blue; red or blue paraphs.

History

Origin: s. xiii/xiv ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

Taken from a printed book.

Record Sources

R. M. Thomson, A descriptive catalogue of the medieval manuscripts of Merton College, Oxford (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer), 2009.

Availability

For enquiries relating to this manuscript please contact Merton College Library.

Bibliography

Funding of Cataloguing

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