St John's College MS. 163
Ambrose, Guy of Southwick, Bartholomew of Exeter
Beginning with 1.2, ed. PL 16:367–84. Fol. 8v is blank but ruled.
CPL 156, ed. Roger Gryson, Ambroise de Milan: La Pénitence, SC 179 (1971), 52–200. Fol. 35 is blank but ruled.
Sharpe, no. 408 (157), ed. A. Wilmart, ‘Un opuscule sur la confession composé par Guy de Southwick vers la fin du XIIe siècle’, Recherches de théologie ancienne et médiévale 7 (1935), 337–52. Fol. 43v is blank; a contents table for the next item follows (fols. 44–5), and fol. 45v is blank but bounded and ruled.
Sharpe, no. 148 (69–70), ed. Adrian Morey, Bartholomew of Exeter (Cambridge, 1937), 175–300 (our MS noted at 165). Fol. 113v is blank.
outlining three conditions and three different solutions.
Written in protogothic bookhand, s. xii med.
In long lines, 32 lines to the page. Prickings; bounded and ruled in lead and bluish-black ink.
Written in protogothic bookhand, one scribe for the whole, except for fols. 35v–43, contemporary but with a much more s. xii aspect. Punctuation by point and occasional punctus elevatus.
At text openings, 5-line green, gold, and red arabesque initials, often with decorative fill in blue or a contrasting colour.
Same initials, but 2 lines only, for smaller divisions within texts.
Headings in red.
Frequent running titles in red to indicate title and book division.
A modern replacement. Sewn on four thongs. At the front, a marbled paper leaf (dated 1835), a modern paper flyleaf, and a medieval vellum flyleaf pasted to a modern paper leaf; at the rear, a medieval vellum tab, two modern paper flyleaves, and another marbled paper leaf (iv–viii).
Provenance and Acquisition
‘Hic liber est ecclesie sancte MARIE de Suðwica [Southwick] Quem qui ei abstulerit uel titulum hunc dolo deleuerit uel aliam fraudem ei fecerit quominus eiusdem ecclesie sit anthema sit maranatha’ (fol. 46, lower margin; s. xiii in.) (Ker, MLGB 181).
A contents table for the book (fol. iiiv, s. xv1).
‘Iohannes white de Suthwyk in Comitatu Sutht Armiger dedit hunc librum ⟨....⟩ white de london militi ad vsum Colegij per ipsum de nouo erecti in Oxon’ Anno 1555’ (fol. 1, upper margin).
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Last Substantive Revision
2022-02: First online publication