St John's College MS. 144
Sharpe, no. 2219 (819 – 22, at 821 – 2), unpublished; the incipit corresponds with those in the copy in BodL, MS Bodley 703, fols. 102ra, 103ra (this copy breaks off early in question 72). Fols. 1 – 2v have a table of the seventy-two questions, and fols. ii and iii are both bounded but blank.
In long lines, 33 lines to the page. No prickings; bounded in brown and reddish-brown ink and crayon, no rules.
Written in secretary. Punctuation by light use of point, punctus elevatus, and virgula.
At the heads of the questions, 3-line blue lombards on red flourishing, with extended sprays.
The text broken by alternate red and blue paraphs.
A modern replacement. Sewn on four thongs. Pastedowns old vellum, a College bookplate on the front pastedown. At the head, one medieval vellum flyleaf, followed by a stub, probably from its conjugate.
Provenance and Acquisition
Odd pen-trials (fol. iv).‘‘Liber Collegii Divi Joannis Baptistae Oxon’ ex dono Domini Guilielmi Paddei Militis et olim ejusdem Collegii Convictoris 1634’’
(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.
Last Substantive Revision
2020-11: First online publication