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

Merton College E. 3. 20


Language(s): Latin

Priscian, Inst. (VIII. 14. 80)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: Part of a bifolium. The leaf 190 mm. wide, written space 125 mm.
Dimensions (leaf): 190
Dimensions (written): 125


Stylus-ruled in 2 cols.


Written in an excellent protogothic bookhand, perhaps at St Peter’s Abbey Gloucester


Some later profile faces as NB marks.


Origin: s. xii 2/4 ; English, prob. west midlands, perhaps at St Peter’s Abbey Gloucester

Provenance and Acquisition

Formerly a wrapper for MCR 1578 (‘for spice and suche thinges’).

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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