St John's College MS. 183
John Cassian, Collationes (selections)
In long lines, 19 lines to the page. Prickings; bounded and ruled in brown and black ink.
Written in transitional protogothic bookhand/gothic textura, above top line. Punctuation by point only.
Alternating 2- and 3-line red and green arabesque initials at textual divisions.
Blanks for headings unfilled.
Modern rebinding. Sewn on five thongs. At the head, a marbled paper leaf, two modern paper flyleaves, and a medieval vellum flyleaf (a pastedown in an earlier volume); at the rear, two modern paper flyleaves, and another marbled leaf (vii–ix).
Provenance and Acquisition
H⟨..⟩ l⟨.⟩b [most of a line illegible] qui ab eadem abstulerit vel titulum istum dolo deleuerit ⟨....⟩aramatha fiat fiat amen’ (fols. 1v–2, the lower margin; anglicana, s. xiv in., mostly erased and not legible with ultraviolet). In spite of its erasure, plainly the ex-libris of Southwick Abbey (Hants.) (Ker, MLGB 181).
‘Liber continens verba Nestorotis abbatis et diditur [sic for diuiditur] in 3. libros cum singulorum capitulis prenotatis’ (fol. iv, s. xv1, anglicana with secretary a); a further note here, of s. xvii, identifies the author and portions of his work.
‘vno tenemento de Farly’ (fol. vv; mixed anglicana/secretary, s. xv2).
‘Sex sunt que odit dominus et septimum detestatur anima eius Oculos sullimes linguam mendacem’ (fol. vi, a different hand contemporary with the preceding).
Pen-trials (fol. iv, s. xv ex.).
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Funding of Cataloguing
Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Thompson Family Charitable Trust
Last Substantive Revision
2022-08: First online publication