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St John's College MS 235 (fragment 1)

Breviary (binding fragment)


Language(s): Latin


not the Sarum as printed; on the first leaf, the rubrics associated with the 1st Sunday in Advent; on the second, most of Gen. 17, divided as lections; cf. BrevSar 1:vii–xv and dxliii (Gen. 12 and Chrysostom’s discussion of the sacrifice of Isaac, readings for Quinquagesima).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fols. 2.
Dimensions (leaf): 172 × 110 mm.


A catchword on one leaf.


In double columns, each column 137 × 40 mm. , with 7 mm between columns in 38 lines. No prickings; bounded and ruled in lead.


Written in England by two different scribes, in gothic textura quadrata and semiquadrata, s. xv in.


At the heads of sections, 2-line blue lombards on red flourishing.

Headings in red, the text divided by blue paraphs.


Origin: s. xv in. ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragment 1 only.

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.


    Francis Proctor and Christopher Wordsworth (eds.), Breviarum ad usum insignis ecclesiae Sarum, 3 vols. (Cambridge, 1882–6).

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

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