A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

St John's College MS 157

(pastedowns only) Job glossed


Language(s): Latin

This modern MS, which begins with an Oxford disputation and sermon, both dated 1540, contains medieval binding materials:


5:16–18 (the rear pastedown) and 6:11–22 (fols. i–iiv; the leaf has been bound backwards), with the ordinary gloss (Stegmüller, Bibl. 11800 [9:485–6]). There are a few early marginal notes on fol. ii, and a good many pen-trials, s. xv/xvi, on fol. iiv and the rear pastedown (upside down).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fols. 2 (numbered fols. i–ii, the raised front pastedown; and the unnumbered rear pastedown).
Dimensions (leaf): 200 surviving mm × 176 surviving mm.
(the larger leaf at the front).


The writing covers most of the leaves (an intact leading edge on the front, the large lower margin on the rear leaf): a text column 30–45 mm wide, set into a gloss column 70–85 mm wide. At the fullest, 22+ surviving lines of text, 45 lines of gloss. Prickings on the front leaf; some bounds in brown ink, the rules apparently in lead.


Written in gothic textura semiquadrata, s. xiii med. (both text and gloss are above top line on fol. i–ii recto, but only the text so on the verso).


Origin: s. xiii med. ; England

Record Sources

Ralph Hanna, A descriptive catalogue of the western medieval manuscripts of St. John's College, Oxford (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)


For enquiries relating to this manuscript please contact St John's College Library.


    Friederich Stegmüller, Repertorium Biblicum Medii Aevi, 11 vols. (Madrid, 1950-80).

Funding of Cataloguing

Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Thompson Family Charitable Trust

Last Substantive Revision

2021-10: First online publication

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