St John's College MS. 73
Berengaud on the Apocalypse
In long lines, 33 lines to the page. Regular prickings; bounded and ruled in stylus.
Written in caroline, the main text by two scribes, the second beginning at the foot of fol. 109. Punctuation by point and punctus elevatus.
Widely dispersed red headings to set off the separate ‘visions’.
At fols. 1 and 3, 8-line arabesque capitals in blue with green and touches of red and in green with blue and gold respectively.
At the start of the ‘visions’, 2-line arabesque capitals in red, green, and gold.
A modern replacement. Sewn on five thongs. At the front, one marbled paper leaf, two modern paper flyleaves, and two medieval vellum flyleaves; at the rear, two modern paper flyleaves and another marbled paper leaf (vi–viii).
Provenance and Acquisition
‘Hic est liber sancte Marie de Rading’ Qui eum celauerit uel fraudem de eo fecerit anathema sit’ (fol. iv). Ker, MLGB 158; Registrum R.49.2 (197), but not noting this copy.
Notes on the texts by R.T. and C.W., both librarians of St John’s, with particular attention to the author of the commentary, including explanations of the cryptogram identifying him at the explicit (fol. v).
‘Liber Collegij Sancti Ioannis Baptistae Oxon’ ex Dono Magistri Ioannis Stonor de Northstoke in Comitatu Oxon’ Generosi’ (fol. 1 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
2021-07: First online publication