St John's College MS. 51
In double columns, each column 238 × 65 mm. , with 18/19 mm. between columns, in 40 lines to the column. An extra column, 22 mm wide, along the leading edge for comments. Regular prickings; bounded and ruled in black ink.
Written in protogothic bookhand. Punctuation by point, punctus elevatus, and punctus interrogativus.
At the heads of the books, 6- and 7-line arabesque capitals, red on red and green flourishing.
On fol. 1, extended red and green vine-work to form a bar border.
Chapters introduced by alternate 2-line red and green arabesque capitals on flourishing of the other colour.
Sentences typically introduced by a capital in the text ink, occasionally by red paraphs or red and green (occasionally blue) 1-line arabesque capitals with flourishing of the other colour.
See AT, no. 144 (17), dating s. xiii in.
A modern replacement. Sewn on three thongs. At the front and rear (iii—iv), a marbled paper leaf and a modern paper flyleaf.
Provenance and Acquisition
‘Netlton Hnry Savil’ in shorthand, i.e. the early seventeenth-century collector Henry Savile of Banke (fol. 1, upper margin). See Watson, Savile, no. 9 (18).
‘Liber Collegij Divi Johannis Baptistae Oxon’ ex dono Domini Gulielmi Paddei Militis et eiusdem Collegii 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
2020-11: First online publication