St John's College MS. 189
ed. Augustine Sepinski, Opera theologica selecta 5 (Quaracchi, 1964), 3–175. Frequent marginal additions, glosses, corrections, and distinctiones.
In long lines, 24 lines to the page. Frequent prickings survive up to fol. 62; bounded and ruled in brown crayon.
Written in gothic textura quadrata. Punctuation by point, punctus elevatus, and occasional punctus versus.
Headings generally supplied in a hand of s. xv, also responsible for running titles indicating book and part through fol. 91.
A 3-line lombard with marginal extender in red and blue with flourishing of the same at the incipit; elsewhere, alternate 2-line red and blue lombards with flourishing of the other colour.
The text divided by red-slashed capitals and red or blue paraphs.
A modern replacement. Sewn on four thongs. At the front, a marbled paper leaf, a modern paper flyleaf, and three medieval vellum flyleaves; at the rear, a modern paper flyleaf and another marbled paper leaf (viii–ix).
Provenance and Acquisition
‘sacra scriptura proponit nobis septenarium’, a distinctio (fol. viv, in brown crayon; anglicana, s. xiv in.).
Two theological notes, one quite extensive (fol. viiv; anglicana, s. xiv in.).
‘Si dolor est talis erit aut fuit est michi qualis | Cernite plangentes huc omnes aduenientes’ (fol. 139v, after the text, in the s. xv hand responsible for running titles and rubrics), not in Walther.
‘quere in vijo folio registre’ (fol. vv, partly cut at the top).
‘Liber Collegij Sancti Johannis Baptistae Oxon’ ex dono Thomae Turner in Artibus Magistri eiusdem Collegij Socij’ (fol. 2, upper margin, in one of the usual early s. xvii hands).
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Funding of Cataloguing
Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Thompson Family Charitable Trust
Last Substantive Revision
2021-09: First online publication