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Merton College 40. j. 16


Language(s): Latin

Passional (Ambrose)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: Two leaves


In 2 cols of more than 42 lines.


Origin: c. 1200 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Bound in 40. j. 16 (Euclid, &c., Paris &c., n. d., given by Robert Barnes, for whom see MS 268).

Three more leaves in Bodl. Libr., MS Lat. misc. b. 18, nos B. 44–6 (44 Albinus and Chad, 45 Theophilus and Gregory, 46 Gregory); fragms. of two contiguous leaves in Bodl. Libr., Rawl. Q. b. 4, f. 7, and Lat. misc. a. 3, f. 1 (Milburga); a bifolium as the wrappers of Christ Church x(1) c. 1, a battel book for 1546/7–1548, containing more of Milburga, plus David and Albinus.

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. 403 (p. 38 n. 3), and Corrigenda, p. 10; Pearson, Oxford Bookbinding, p. 191 (W9). Ker notes the resemblance of this collection to that in Lincoln Cath., MS 149 (s. xii2, ?Leominster Priory), in which these Lives are arts 21–6, 29.

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

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