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

Merton College E. 3. 40


Language(s): Latin

Medical treatise,

with commentary

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: A bifolium
Dimensions (leaf): 380 × 250 mm.
Dimensions (written): 275 × 160 mm.


In 2 cols of 60 lines


The text, in larger script, in blocks on alternate lines. A single gothic rotunda bookhand, probably French.


Blue initials flourished in red; red paraphs.


Origin: s. xiv ex. ; probably French

Provenance and Acquisition

Formerly a wrapper for ‘MCR 1565b’.

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.

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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