St John's College MS. 106
Hugh of St Victor, De sacramentis
A modern replacement. Sewn on five thongs. At the front, a marbled paper leaf and two modern paper leaves; at the rear, two modern paper leaves and another marbled leaf (iv–vi).
Provenance and Acquisition
Manuscript 1 = Fols. 1–114
ed. PL 176:371–618; see Goy, 168. Fol. 1 is blank; fol. 1v, now mostly torn away with only line ends extant, had a text, ‘…tis cristiane fidei. . .’, identifiable with Hugh’s prologue to book 1, ed. PL 176:173–4. Fols. 2–5 have a table of chapters for the eighteen parts.
The incipit is sermo 88.5.8, ed. PL 38:509. But the passage also appears as a quotation in later glosses of 1 Tim. 5:20; cf. FLORUS THE DEACON at PL 119:403 and PETER LOMBARD at PL 192:355.
In gothic textura quadrata, s. xiii2 on the blank final page of MS 1 and the blank initial page, left as a cover, of MS 2.
Writing area 180–5 × 100 mm. . In long lines, 39 lines to the page. Prickings frequent in early portions; bounded and ruled in pencil.
Written in protogothic bookhand. Punctuation by point and punctus versus, occasional punctus elevatus.
Headings in red.
Two-line alternate red and green (very occasionally gold) arabesque initials at heads of sections.
Running titles in red to identify the eighteen books.
Manuscript 2 = Fols. 115–27
ed. PL 176:41–80. A College bookplate has been pasted on top of the text on fol. 127v.
In double columns, each column 210 × 63 mm. , with 8 mm between columns, in 38 lines. Prickings; bounded and ruled in brown crayon.
Written in protogothic bookhand. Punctuation by point and occasional punctus elevatus.
Headings in red (with instructions, not all fulfilled, vertically along the leading edges).
Alternate red and green 2-line arabesque capitals (only the first flourished, red on green).
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Funding of Cataloguing
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