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

Merton College E. 3. 18

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

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

Layout

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.

Hand(s)

Good protogothic bookhands, one each for text and gloss.

Decoration

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

History

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.

Availability

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