St John's College MS. 135
Jacobus de Cessolis, De ludo schaccorum
Kaeppeli, no. 2066 (2:311–18, where this MS is noted), ed. Ernst Köpke, Jacobus de Cessolis (Brandenburg, 1879). Fol. 1rv has a contents table for the first tractatus.
The Moralitas de scaccario attributed by Richard Sharpe to Innocent IV and identified by Warner & Gilson, Cat. Royal, 2. 58, as an extract from John Waleys, Communiloquium siue Summa collationum, I 10. 7.; there are other ascribed copies in our MS 195, fol. 232v; and Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 177, fol. 26v.
cf. the version ed. Ernst Sackur, Sibyllinische Texte und Forschungen (Halle a. S., 1898), 60–96; the version of our MS 128, item 13 has been printed by Charlotte D’Evelyn, ‘The Middle English Metrical Version of the Revelations of Methodius’, PMLA 33 (1918), 135–203 at 192–203. See also Otto Prinz, ‘Eine frühe abendländische Aktualisierung der lateinischen Übersetzung des Pseudo-Methodios’, Deutsches Archiv für Eforschung des Mittelalters 41 (1985), 1–23. This copy, as also those of MSS 128 and 182, appears in Aaron James Perry’s list of copies, Dialogus ..., EETS 167 (1925), p.xli.
Fol. 54rv was originally blank.
Item 2 above repeated, s. xv2/4, mixed anglicana/secretary.
Another hand like the previous one, s. xv med., writing in an added quire.
In long lines, 30 lines to the page. No prickings; bounded and ruled in pencil.
Written in anglicana formata. Punctuation by medial point, double point, and punctus elevatus.
Headings in red.
Two-line red lombards at textual divisions.
The text broken with red paraphs, and proper names underlined in red.
A modern replacement. Sewn on four thongs. At the front and rear, single modern paper flyleaves.
Provenance and Acquisition
‘Liber Collegij Divi Joannis Baptistae Oxon’ ex dono Domini Gulielmi Paddei Militis et Collegii olim Convictoris 1634’ (fol. 2, upper margin).
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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