St John's College MS. 199
Julianus Pomerius, De vita contemplativa
In long lines, 24 lines to the page. Prickings; bounded and ruled in lead (in some quires, in brown crayon).
Written in protogothic bookhand. Punctuation by point, punctus elevatus, punctus interrogativus, and occasional punctus flexus.
Headings in red.
Four- and 5-line arabesque capitals (larger at book initia, 8-line for book 1) in alternate red, slate blue, and green.
In the tables, 1-line initials in red and slate blue and some simple red line fillers.
A modern replacement. Sewn on two thongs. At the front, a marbled paper leaf, two modern paper flyleaves, and a medieval vellum flyleaf; at the rear, two modern paper flyleaves and another marbled leaf (v–vii).
Provenance and Acquisition
Fol. iv has been prepared to receive an index, the roman numerals for sections only (s. xii or xiii in.).
An indication of contents (fol. ivv, s. xii ex.).
Pen-trials (fol. 85, ? s. xiii).
‘Liber Collegij Sancti Joannis Baptistae Oxon’ E.8.’ (fol. ivv; the ownership note s. xvii in, the shelfmark later).
The old shelfmark ‘Abac: ij. N. 73’ (fol. ivv).
‘Donum Ricardi Latewarr Doctoris theologi huius Collegij Socij Junij xxio. MDxcviii.’ (fol. 1, 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
2021-10: First online publication