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

Merton College E. 3. 11


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: Sixteen leaves (seven bifolia and two single leaves; apparently orig. eighteen)
Dimensions (leaf): 155 × 110 mm.
Dimensions (written): 110 × 70 mm.


Ruled with red ink in 2 cols of 24 lines.


Written in a neat gothic textura.


Champe initials; blue initials flourished in red, gold initials flourished in violet. Unfilled space left for a miniature.


Origin: s. xiv ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

Taken from ‘48. b. 6’ (V. Trincavellius, &c., Venice 1571, &c.), bequeathed by Roger Gifford in 1597), ‘46. b. 15’ (C. Clusius, Antwerp 1584, &c.), ‘46. b. 8’ (P. Salius, &c., Bologna 1584 &c.), ‘48. f. 6’ (M. Gavessetius, &c., Venice 1586 &c.), and ‘48. d. 12’ (B. Eustachius, &c., Venice 1563 &c., bequeathed by Roger Gifford in 1597).

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. 1050, 1054, 1070, 1073, 1076.

Funding of Cataloguing

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

Last Substantive Revision

2019-12-03: First online publication

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