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

Merton College E. 3. 21


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: The lower part of a leaf. The leaf 160 mm. wide, written space 100 mm.
Dimensions (leaf): 160
Dimensions (written): 100


Orig. 21 long lines.


Written by an English scribe practising French bastard secretary script.


Names of the interlocutors in pinkish red.


Origin: s. xv2 ; script with French appearance, written by an English scribe

Provenance and Acquisition

Taken from ‘66. d. 5’ (P. Bellonius, &c., Antwerp 1589, &c., ‘ex dono Bernhault Robins’, s. xvii). Another bifolium is in the Oxford binding of Magdalen Coll., MS lat. 182, descr. by W. D. Macray in Bibliographica 1 (1895), 328; two leaves are in Bodl. Libr., Savile R. 6 (Aristotle, Frankfurt 1587); six strips are in the bindings of four vols of Maldon, Plume Library, A. 2. 30–2 (Magdeburg Centuriators, Basel 1564–74).

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 1091 (p. 101 and n. 4), 1219, 1698.

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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