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

Merton College 40. j. 12


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: Two leaves


In 2 cols of 55 lines.


Origin: s. xiii/xiv

Provenance and Acquisition

Bound in 40. j. 12 (Ptolemy, Basel 1541).

Six leaves in All Souls Coll., MS 330, nos. 41-6, taken from ‘SR. 48. f. 3’ (J. Manardus, Basel 1540), and ‘SR. 48. f. 2’ (Vesalius, Basel 1543), two each in Brasenose Coll., UB. S. II. 50 (Aristotle, Paris 1511), and UB. S. I. 25 (Octaplus psalterii, Geneva 1516), and perhaps two in New Coll., MS 364, nos 42-3, taken from ‘Y. 8. 9’ (J. Manardus, Basel 1540), four in Bristol Central Libr. (Gregory, Paris 1542), and twenty-eight in Colchester, Harsnett Libr., K. h. 10-18 (Augustine, 9 vols, Basel 1543). Another leaf was owned in 1965 by Mr R. P. N. Inman, Romiley House, Oakworthy, Keighley, Yorks.

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 322, 330, 336, 337, 391, 412, 468, 486, Corrigenda, p. 18; Dondaine & Shooner, nos 2072, 2153, 2163B; Watson, All Souls, p. 228.

Funding of Cataloguing

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

Last Substantive Revision

2019-12-07: First online publication