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

Merton College E. 3. 18


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: Two partial bifolia
Dimensions (leaf): 260 × 190 mm.
Dimensions (written): 200 × 135 mm.


Ruled with crayon in 3 cols of constant width, the text in the middle, on 19 widely-spaced lines, though all the cols are ruled ad hoc.


Good protogothic bookhands, one each for text and gloss.


Red and blue arabesque initials; plain red or blue initials in the text only.


Origin: s. xii med. ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

Taken from a printed book that had been chained at the foot.

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.

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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