St John's College MS. 118
Philip the Chancellor, Sermons on the Psalter
In double columns, each column 165–75 × 60 mm. , with 11 mm between columns, in 41–4 lines to the column. Infrequent prickings; bounded and ruled in black ink and lead.
Written in gothic textura quadrata, more than one hand, below top line. Punctuation by point and punctus elevatus.
Two-line red lombards at textual divisions, usually unfilled blanks.
The text underlined in rubric, but only in very early parts of the MS.
A number of unfilled blanks for headings.
Brown leather over millboards with a stamped gold fillet, s. xvii. Sewn on five thongs. Black ink ‘118’ on a paper lozenge at the top of the spine, in black ink on the leading edges. Pastedowns old vellum, on the front one a College bookplate and filled nail-holes and rust from two strap fittings, on the rear ‘Saffrey’ (s. xv). At the front, two modern paper fly-leaves, one medieval vellum one, with another (torn) College bookplate; at the rear, one medieval vellum flyleaf (probably a former pastedown) and two modern paper flyleaves.
Provenance and Acquisition
Two lines, perhaps the opening of a booklist (fol. iv, at the top, s. xiv in.).
‘Spalterium Glosatum’ (fol. iiiv, s. xv and a similar identification, s. xvii).
'Liber Collegij Sanctj Johannis Baptistae Oxon’ ex dono Richardi Butler Doctoris Theologiae Archidiaconi Northampt” (fol. 1, 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
2022-11: First online publication