St John's College MS. 50
ed. as the previous MS, 1:56–2:560. Hands one might associate with the added texts have written considerable material in the lower margins.
Theological notes (s. xiii med., now washed).
A nine-part distinctio (its subject in the gutter and illegible) and two notes, ‘Hylarius in libro de synodo’, and a second identifying a trinitarian opinion ‘siquid uolente patre dicat natum filium’ as ‘anathema’; and on the second leaf cited a note on the sacraments (contemporary).
In double columns, each column 203 × 50–55 mm. , with 10 mm. between columns, in 55 lines to the column. Also a 30 mm column on the leading edge for authorities. Sporadic prickings; bounded and ruled in lead, black and brown ink. Written above top line.
Written in gothic textura semiquadrata (with influence of document hands). Punctuation by point and punctus elevatus.
Headings in red for chapters; authorities in the marginal columns also in red.
Ten-line red and blue lombards on flourishing of the same at the head of the text and other book divisions (unfilled for book 2, fol. 44ra). That for the index to book 4 (fol. 105) is green and red and extended into a floral border; at the start of book 4 (fol. 107ra), a 4-line high blue lombard on red flourishing.
The marginal authorities are introduced by alternating red and blue 2-line lombards, some with exaggerated descenders into the lower margin.
Running titles, only up to fol. 46v (book 2, dist. 5), thereafter supplied in pencil by a hand probably of s. xv.
A modern replacement. Sewn on five thongs. At the front, a marbled paper leaf and two modern paper flyleaves; at the rear, two medieval vellum flyleaves, two stubs after the second (their conjugates, the surviving leaves, are the first two of a four-leaf quire), three modern paper flyleaves, and another marbled paper leaf (iv–viii).
Provenance and Acquisition
‘o beate Marie hurl’’ (fol. 1, upper margin, cut off in the gutter, s. xiii), one of only two surviving books from Hurley (Berks., OSB) (Ker, MMBL 103).
A partly cancelled and illegible inscription (fol. 54v, upper margin).
‘W eVmlye besthe’ (fol. 114v, upside down in the lower margin in brown crayon, s. xv ex.).
‘Liber Collegij Sanctj Iohannis Baptistae Oxon’ ex dono Venerabilis virj Richardi Butler Doctoris Theologiae Archidiaconi Northampt procurante Reuerendo in Christo Patre Iohanne Episcopo Roffensi 1613’ (fol. i, 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
2020-11: First online publication