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

Merton College E. 3. 37


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: Four leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 340 × 235 mm.
Dimensions (written): 340 × 160 mm.


2 cols of 48 lines.


Written in an elegant upright bastard secretary hand.


Blue initials flourished in red, gold initials flourished in violet; marginal chapter-numbers with paraphs in the same alternating combinations.


Origin: s. xv ; Continental

Provenance and Acquisition

Two taken from ‘78. i. 19’ (Hilarius, Paris 1544), the other two from ‘46. a. 2’ (Basil in Greek, Basel 1532). Two more consecutive leaves, taken from Merton Coll. ‘80. i. 11’ (old pressmark, older D. 3. 12), are in Bodl. Libr., MS Lat. misc. b. 18, nos B. 39–40. Another two belonged to the late Keith Humphreys. The books belonged to the College in 1556.

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 387, 393.

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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