St John's College MS. 129
Ruled for a central text column and two gloss columns, the text column 143–5 × 45 mm. , in 18 lines to the page;
the gloss columns each the same height (occasionally extending into the upper or lower margins) x 20 mm (gutter) and x 40 mm (leading edge), in 47 or 48 lines to the page.
Prickings; bounded and ruled in stylus and brownish ink.
Written in two sizes of protogothic bookhand. Punctuation in the text by point and punctus interrogativus; in the gloss by point and punctus elevatus.
Most headings are s. xv supply in ink, an original one in red at the head of the prologue.
Space (filled later) for a 6-text-line capital at the head of the prologue, a comparable arabesque capital in red and green at the head of the text.
At heads of chapters, 1- or 2-line arabesque capitals in red, green, or text ink.
On the blank fol. 84v, pen drawings of altars and of Christ sliding from the cross (a deposition without any further figures).
A drawing of a shrine or reliquary (fol. 9), and further drawings of various implements (e.g. crossed swords, fol. 14; pincers, fol. 16, etc.).
See AT, no. 56 (9).
A modern replacement. Sewn on five thongs. At the front, a marbled paper leaf, a modern paper flyleaf and a medieval vellum flyleaf (a pastedown in a former binding, with a College bookplate on the verso); at the rear three vellum flyleaves, one of modern paper, and another marbled paper leaf (iv–viii). The third rear vellum flyleaf (fol. vi) has been a pastedown in an earlier binding.
Provenance and Acquisition
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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