St John's College MS. 104
Stegmüller, Bibl. 11785 (9:473–4). Substantial later additions, particularly in later portions, including a good deal written in plummet and crayon. Fols. 1v–2v have a table for Deuteronomy; fol. 3 is a washed waste leaf used here as a flyleaf.
In a central column with flanking gloss columns:
the centre 168 × 62 mm. in 12–16 lines;
the gloss columns (seldom totally filled) ruled as 200 × 48 (along the leading edge) and 30 (gutter) mm.
Frequent prickings; bounded and ruled in stylus, lead, and black ink (the gloss columns typically ruled only as needed).
The text and gloss written in different styles, perhaps in different hands, of protogothic bookhand. Punctuation by point and medial point in the text, by point only in the gloss.
At the head, a red and gold 13-gloss-line high arabesque initial.
Red marginal markers to align the text and contents table, which divides the text into 144 capitula; red paraphs and some red-slashed capitals at textual divisions.
A modern replacement. Sewn on five thongs. At the front, a marbled paper leaf, two modern paper flyleaves, and a medieval vellum flyleaf (fol. iv); at the rear, a medieval vellum flyleaf (probably a former pastedown), two modern paper flyleaves, and another marbled paper leaf (v–viii).
Provenance and Acquisition
'Hic est liber Sancte Marie de Rading’ Quem qui celauenit uel fraudem de eo fecerit anathema sit’ (fol. 1, above a college bookplate, the page otherwise blank) (Ker, MLGB 158).
‘Liber Collegij Divi Ioannis Baptistae Oxon’ ex dono Magistri Ioannis Stonor de Northstoke in Comitatu Oxon’ Generosi’ (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
2021-08: First online publication