St John's College MS. 109
In double columns, each column 187 × 55 mm. , with 9 mm. between columns, in 50 lines to the column. No prickings; bounded and ruled in lead and brown crayon (on some pages, rules later extended to the page foot).
Written in anglicana (universal secretary a).
No headings; entries are headed by the lemma in textura quadrata.
Fol. 1 has a crude bar border in blue, red/ violet, and gold leaf with flower and leaf clusters.
Fol. 1, 4-line champe in red-violet and blue.
Individual items are introduced by 2- and 3-line blue lombards on red flourishing; the text broken by red paraphs and occasional red-slashed capitals.
Each section is numbered, marginally in arabic in the text ink, to 564 sections.
See AT, no. 429 (43), dating s. xv 1/4.
A modern replacement. Sewn on six thongs. At the front, a marbled paper leaf and one modern paper flyleaf, at the rear, a medieval vellum flyleaf (probably a former pastedown) and another marbled paper leaf (iii – iv).
Provenance and Acquisition
‘Orate pro fratre Iohanne holbech quondam priori Oseneye [Ker, MLGB 141, 287] qui istum librum ecclesie [over eras.] emit et soluit pro eodem libro xiij. s iiij. d qui vocatur abstract(us) libri peregrini quem composuit Dominus Iohannes Felton’ quondam bonus vicarius ecclesie parochialis sancte Marie Magdalene \Oxon/ Magnus predicator et deuotus et a quibusdam et multis vocatus sanctus qui iacet in eadem ecclesia et est sepultus’ (fol. iii; anglicana, s. xv). At the top outer margin of fol. 1 is ‘M’, probably the Osney shelfmark.
‘Liber Collegij Sancti Joannis Baptistae Oxon’ Donum Richardi Lateware Doctoris Theologiae huius Collegij SocijJunij xxiº. MDxcviii’ (fol. 1, lower margin).
‘Pera Peregrini authore Joanne Felton’ (on a vellum tab pasted to the front pastedown, s. xvii).
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Funding of Cataloguing
Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Thompson Family Charitable Trust.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-11: First online publication