St John's College MS. 21
Joshua and Judges glossed
In varying formats dependant on the shape of the gloss, the basic writing area 218–20 × 140 mm. , in 50 lines for the gloss and 25 lines for the text. Prickings for columns (those for lines frequently visible in the gutters); bounded and ruled in black ink.
Written in two sizes of a hand transitional between protogothic bookhand and gothic textura, the gloss above the top line, the text below it. Punctuation by point only.
Neither rubrics nor chapter divisions (in Judges, chapter numbers added in black ink later).
At the heads of the texts, 6- or 7-line initials: lions and other animal shapes in the vine-work of a violet and blue champe on a midnight blue and gold ground.
Alternate red and blue 1- line lombards for versals.
The glosses, in the main marginal, introduced by paraphs in text ink.
Running titles in alternate red and blue lombards with the name of the biblical book.
See AT no. 147 (17) and plate viii (fol. 1rb).
A modern replacement. Sewn on five thongs. At the front, a marbled paper leaf, two modern paper flyleaves, and a medieval vellum flyleaf; at the rear, two modern paper flyleaves and another marbled leaf (fols. v–vii).
Provenance and Acquisition
‘Hic est liber sancte Marie de Rading’ Quem qui celauerit uel fraudem de eo fecerit anathema sit’, ‘Quem qui celauerit uel’ above in a later hand (fol. iv) (Ker, MLGB 158).
A few pen-trials (fol. iv).
‘Liber Collegij Divi loannis Baptistae Oxon’ Ex dono Magistri Ioannis Stonor Generosi de Northstoke in Comitatu Oxon 1609’ (fol. 1).
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Funding of Cataloguing
Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Thompson Family Charitable Trust
Last Substantive Revision
2021-08: First online publication