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

Merton College E. 3. 28

Contents

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

Layout

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

Hand(s)

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

Decoration

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.

History

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.

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

2019-12-09: First online publication