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

Merton College E. 3. 31


Language(s): Latin

Psalter (Pss 26: 6 – 68: 5, with gaps)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: 31 leaves kept in a guard-book. Orig. dimensions at least 345 × 210
Dimensions (written): 230 × 125 mm.


fols. 14–23 and 24–31 are quires of 8.


Ruled with pencil in 21 long lines.


Written in an outsize liturgical gothic textura.


Major initials excised; blue or red initials flourished in the other colour; red and blue patterned line-fillers.


Origin: s. xiii2 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Taken from ‘76. b. 12’, ‘76. e. 1–6’ (Seder Zeraim, 7 vols, Basel n. d., prob. bound in 1590–1)

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, no. 1104 and p. 211; MMBL 3. 667.

Funding of Cataloguing

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

Last Substantive Revision

2019-11-08: First online publication

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