St John's College MS. 92
Guido delle Colonne, Historia destructionis Troie
ed. Nathaniel E. Griffin, Guido de columnis Historia destructionis Troiae (Cambridge, Mass., 1936), 3–276. The second column of fol. 111v is blank. The incipit cited above is that of Guido’s prologue; the head of the text is mainly illegible and discontinuous, on the patched fol. 1va.
The epitaphs of Hector and Achilles are regularly inserted in Guido’s text; see Griffin, 275, where they precede the actual explicit.
variously ascribed to HILDEBERT OF LAVARDIN and to PETRUS DE SAINTES, ed. PL 171:1451–3.
a dialogue between a boy and the seven liberal arts and law (the final couplet identified marginally as ‘legem ciuilem et canonicam’), unpublished. Sixteen couplets, one less than in the copy at BL, MS Lansdowne 397, fol. 10, but probably complete.
A Cloche / Glocke: not in Briquet, but resembles most closely no. 4081 (1415 × 1427, northern France and the Low Countries); cf. also nos. 4082 (1417 × 1426, the Rhineland and northern France) and 4086 (1446, Sens): a single example, the outermost sheet of quire 1 (fols. 2 + 11).
B Einhorn / Tête de Licorne: resembles Piccard X ( Fabeltiere ) nos. 1076–85, 1175, all of them much too old (1387 × 1394, Dutch; and 1380, Florence): the four sheets of quire 5.
C Waage / Balance: the general variety Piccard V 1, nos. 69–178, in wide use c.1407 x 1440: all the remainder, perhaps more than one stock (quires 1–4, 6–10 a separate stock?).
In double columns (fols. 112–20 verse in long lines), each column 195–210 × 65 mm. , with 15 mm between columns, in 40 lines to the column. No prickings; bounded in brown and reddish-brown crayon, unruled.
Written in formal secretary. Punctuation by medial point and double virgula.
Headings in red.
Sporadic red paraphs to break up the text.
All spaces for capitals at heads of sections unfilled, with no guide letters.
Plain brown leather over millboards, s. xvii, rebacked, with a plain stamped fillet with floral stamps in the corners. Sewn on three thongs. Gold ‘92’ in the top compartment of the spine, a black ink notation on the leading edges, but not the full shelfmark. Endleaves and pastedowns marbled paper, a College bookplate on the front pastedown. At the front, the marbled leaf and two modern paper flyleaves; at the rear, one paper flyleaf and another marbled leaf (iv–v).
Provenance and Acquisition
‘Sunt´ Willm ⟨ ⟩’, the remainder illegible (fol. 120v, lower margin, cancelled and cut off, s. xv).
A note on the text and its date (fol. iiiv, s. xviii).
‘Liber Collegii Sancti Joannis Baptistae’ (s. xviii); ‘Donum Dedit Guillielmi Derham Ejusdem Socius A.D. 1725’ (fol. 1, lower margin).
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