St John's College MS. 141
Gregory the Great, Homelia in evangelia
Fol. 170 has been ripped out, leaving a small fragment with a bit of writing (‘tando’, not in the scribal hand).
A: Waage/Balance: generally of Piccard’s Type I, nos. 11–180, stocks common 1410 × 1450: quire 1 and the outermost sheet of quire 2 (four sheets total).
B: Frucht/Fruit: most closely resembles Briquet, no. 7424 (Bavaria, 1427, variants Provence 1429, Bruges 1435), although our mould is damaged and lacks one berry; cf. Piccard Type II, nos. 322–441, in the main of the 1420s: the two inner sheets of quire 2, quires 3–7, the middle sheet of quire 8 (eighteen sheets total).
C: Frucht/Fruit: cf. Briquet, no. 7422 (Carinthia, 1429): a single example, the inner sheet of quire 8.
D: Monts/Dreiberg: generally of Piccard’s Type II, nos. 474–637, stocks common 1410 × 1432, with isolated later examples: quires 9–14 (nineteen sheets total).
In long lines, 31 lines to the page. In earlier portions (to fol. 84v), prickings, bounded and ruled in brown crayon; thereafter simply bounded in black ink.
Written in mixed anglicana-secretary, with gothic textura semiquadrata for textual lemmata. Punctuation by medial point only.
Headings and running titles (the homily number at the top of rectos, for item 1 only) in red.
Two-line red lombards at the head of each gospel and of the sermon.
Lemmata underlined in red and the text divided with red-slashed capitals.
A modern replacement. Sewn on five thongs. At the front, a marbled paper leaf and two modern paper flyleaves; at the rear, two modern paper flyleaves and another marbled leaf (iv–vi).
Provenance and Acquisition
‘Liber Collegij Sanctj Johannis Baptistae Oxon ex dono Richardj Butler Doctoris Theologiae Archidiaconi Northampt rogatu Reuerendo Patre Episcopo Roffens 1613’ (fol. 2, upper margin).
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Funding of Cataloguing
Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Thompson Family Charitable Trust
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Last Substantive Revision
2021-12: First online publication