St John's College MS. 74
John de Turrecremata, De ecclesia
Kaeppeli, no. 2730 (3:24–42, at 37), ed. Hain *15730, BMC 4:109–10 (Rome, 17 April 1489). Preceded (fols. 1–2), as is each book, by a contents table. Fol. 419 has only the colophon, its verso blank but bounded. A substantial amount of marginal annotation in anglicana, s. xv3/4.
Although comprising a single text, each of the four books is a bibliographically separate production, marked by irregularly formed final quires, blank leaves, and the appearance of the contents table for each book at the head of a new set of quires. Booklet 1 ends with a 14 (fols. 111–24); booklet 2 with an 8, its concluding leaves (fols. 270v–1v) blank but ruled; booklet 3 has both a blank verso (of fol. 273) following the contents table and two blank, but partially ruled, leaves at the end (fols. 360–1v); booklet 4 concludes with an 8.
In long lines, 40 lines to the page. No prickings; bounded in stylus and brownish ink, no rules.
Written in humanistic cursive. Punctuation by point, medial point, and punctus elevatus.
Headings in red and in a more formal humanistica.
At initia, lombards, 10 lines at the head of the prologue, 4 lines at the heads of chapters, initially alternating red on black flourishing, blue on red flourishing (to fol. 67, sporadic later examples of the blue), the flourishing including leaf designs and heads; after fol. 156, capitals universally unflourished and after fol. 286, none filled.
The text is divided by paraphs, alternating blue and red until fol. 88, thereafter either red only or unfilled, and ochre-slashed capitals.
Book numbers added later in lead as running titles.
Modern rebinding. Sewn on four thongs. At the front, one modern paper flyleaf; at the rear, another modern paper flyleaf (ii).
Provenance and Acquisition
‘Ihesus magister Iohannes de trecremata [sic for turrecremata]’ (fol. 1, partly cut away in the upper margin; anglicana, s. xv).
‘Liber Collegii Sanctj Iohannis Baptistae Oxon ex dono Venerabilis virj Guilielmj Laud Sacrae Theologiae Doctoris Ecclesiae Cathedralis Gloucest’ Decanj et Predictj Collegii Praesidis 1620’ (fol. 1, upper margin).
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Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Thompson Family Charitable Trust
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Last Substantive Revision
2022-01: First online publication