St John's College MS. 59
Ia IIae, qq. 1 – 89 art. 2 only, ed. in the Pauline edition (Rome: Editiones Paulinae, 1962), 555 – 936. Indications of contents appear on the front pastedown (s. xiv/xv) and fol. iv (s. xv and s. xvii).
Substantial water damage to the lower margins, particularly in early portions; the leaves of generally uneven sizes, including lower margins cut away on fols. 90 – 4, and leading edges cut away on fols. 99 – 102 and 109 – 10.
In double columns, usually each column about 250–5 × 80–5 mm. mm, with 14 mm between columns, in 56 – 8 lines to the column. The first and last quires show the full potential range: in quire 1, each column 260 – 5 mm x 90 mm, with 9 mm between columns, in 58 lines; in quire 16, each column 247 × 7 and 80 mm, with 14 mm between columns, in 46 – 8 lines. Frequent prickings; bounded and ruled in brown and black ink.
Written in anglicana, probably a single hand, although there are shifts of duct and pen. Punctuation by medial point.
No rubrics filled, although boxed instructions for them appear regularly in the lower margins.
At the head, a 5-line red and blue lombard on red flourishing and with a red and blue bar border.
Other initia have 3-line alternating red and blue lombards on violet or red flourishing.
Alternate red and blue paraphs break up sentences.
A modern replacement. Sewn on five thongs. Pastedowns vellum, from a medieval binding, a College bookplate on the front pastedown above the shelfmark ‘‘Cod. MS. LIX’’. At both the front and rear, a single medieval vellum flyleaf (the rear ii).
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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