St John's College MS. 10
Hippocrates, with Galen’s Commentaries and Tegny
CONSTANTINE’S translation of HIPPOCRATES, The Aphorisms, with GALEN’S commentary (Kibre 56), ed. Articella, 2:1–139, ending in 7.61. The final column has only eight written lines and the explicit. This text particularly has been subjected to heavy use by readers; there is considerable marginal notation in a variety of hands, mostly anglicana of s. xiv in. One such hand has, throughout the book, added marginal numbering of the individual sections.
CONSTANTINE’S translation of HIPPOCRATES, Prognostici, with GALEN’S commentary (Kibre, 206), ed. Articella, 2:141–67v, ending in 3.47. About half of fol. 60rb and the entire verso are blank. The marginalia decrease in this text and remain fairly restrained hereafter.
beginning, after missing quires, in the gloss to 2.63, ed. Articella, 3:121v–55v. The remainder of the book, from fol. 120v was originally blank, but all pages to fol. 122v have been bounded.
In double columns, each column 282 × 69 mm. , in 73 lines to the column for the gloss, the text commented on written in a larger display script on alternate lines. No prickings; bounded and ruled in reddish-brown ink.
Written in two sizes of gothic textura quadrata. Punctuation by point, punctus elevatus, and double punctus.
No headings but colophons in text ink, introduced by a red or blue paraph or a 1-line blue lombard on red flourishing.
At the heads of the texts, 8-line red and blue lombards on red and blue flourishing with red and blue bar extenders in the upper and left margins; similar 4- to 6- line lombards for major inner divisions with extended marginal bars.
The individual sections of the text are introduced by 2- or 3-line blue lombards on red flourishing, the commentary by 1-line red examples on blue flourishing.
Running titles in alternate red and blue lombards indicate the title (abbreviated to one or two letters) and book number.
A modern replacement. Sewn on five thongs. At the front, a marbled paper leaf and a modern paper flyleaf; at the rear, three medieval flyleaves (fol. 123 single and pasted to fol. 124, fols. 124 + 125 a bifolium), a modern paper flyleaf, and another marbled paper leaf (iii–iv).
Provenance and Acquisition
‘simile habetur de experimento a Iohanne de sancto amando’ (fol. 1ra upper margin in the gutter, s. xiv).
A series of cautiones , all but the first erased: ‘Caucio Magister Waltter de Kelmescot exposita in cista Viennie in die Sancti Edmundi achiepiscopi [sic for archiepiscopi] in heme pro xx solid⟨..⟩ Anno domini ⟨M⟩o cccmo tricesimo quinto et tradatur eidem ⟨..⟩d Magistro Iohanni de Tichemersh’ (fol. 125v), as well as a note ‘precij xxiiij s.’. For these two, neither recognized as a physician, see BRUO 1030 and 1875 respectively.
An institutional ex-libris, only partially legible under a reagent stain, apparently beginning ‘⟨Liber⟩’ and concluding with the donor’s name ‘⟨per Magistrum Willielmum Walmete⟩' (fol. 1, lower margin, s. xiv ex.?). Perhaps to be associated with what appears an old shelf-mark ‘picus vus’ in the upper margin. A William Walmete was at Merton 1324 x 1335, an MA in 1331; his first benefice was in the gift of Glastonbury Abbey. For him, see BRUO 1959.
‘Liber Collegii Divi Johannis Baptistae Oxon’ ex dono Domini Gulielmi Paddej Militis et ejusdem Collegij olim Convictoris 1634’ (fol. 2, upper margin).
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Funding of Cataloguing
Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Thompson Family Charitable Trust
Last Substantive Revision
2020-12: First online publication