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

Merton College E. 3. 28


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: Four parts of leaves from what must have been a very large book (orig. width of written space c. 380 mm).
Dimensions (written): 380


Apparently in 2 cols (only one is ever visible), ruled with ink.


Written in a large but only medium-quality gothic textura.


The Gospel of John opens with a 7-line blue and red initial with partial border and display script in capitals of the colours, on every second line. A blue initial flourished in red; plain red or blue initials.


Origin: s. xv ; English or French

Record Sources

R. M. Thomson, A descriptive catalogue of the medieval manuscripts of Merton College, Oxford (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer), 2009.


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Funding of Cataloguing

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

Last Substantive Revision

2019-12-09: First online publication

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