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

Merton College E. 3. 31

Contents

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.

Collation

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

Layout

Ruled with pencil in 21 long lines.

Hand(s)

Written in an outsize liturgical gothic textura.

Decoration

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

History

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.

Availability

For enquiries relating to this manuscript please contact Merton College Library.

Bibliography

    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