St John's College MS. 121
CPL 1711, ed. PL 76:1075 – 1312. A table for the homilies in double columns, fol. 1rv. Fol. 111v is blank but ruled, as is the rear pastedown.
In long lines, 30–36 to the page. Prickings; bounded and ruled in black ink.
Written in anglicana formata, by at least three scribes: the stints run fols. 1 – 8v, fols. 9 – 58v, fols. 59 – 111. Punctuation by point and punctus elevatus (scribe i); to these, scribe 2 adds the punctus interrogativus; by point and occasional punctus elevatus and virgula (scribe 3).
Headings in red.
Two-line blue lombards on red flourishing at the beginning of each sermon.
Within sermons, red-slashed capitals to divide the text.
To fol. 30, the homily number is provided in the upper corner of rectos.
A modern replacement. Sewn on five thongs. Pastedowns are medieval vellum, a College bookplate on the front pastedown, the rear one a ruled waste sheet from the MS, its original final leaf. The front pastedown has holes and verdigris stains, probably from a chain-staple in Watson’s position 6. At the front, two medieval vellum flyleaves; no extra leaves at the rear.
Provenance and Acquisition
A table of the forty homilies (fol. ii, secretary, s. xv med.).
‘‘Precium libri xiij. s iiij. d’’ (fol. 111v, s. xv); another contemporary pen-trial on the rear pastedown.
Given by John White, listed in the Benefactors’ Book (col. ii) as ‘Gregorij homiliae in Euangeliae MS’.
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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