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St John's College MS 235 (fragment 3)

Breviary (binding fragment)


Language(s): Latin


the Common of saints, part of Matins for the birth of several martyrs, ed. BrevSar 2:403–7.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fol. 1.
Dimensions (leaf): 130 × 75 mm.
Dimensions (written): 93 × 53 mm.


In 29 long lines. Prickings; bounded and ruled in black ink.


Written in England, in gothic textura rotunda, s. xv.


Two-line blue lombards.

Headings in red; verses divided by alternate 1-line red and blue lombards.


Origin: s. xv. ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Pen-trial with English phrase ‘Ihesus Be my spead’, s. xvi in.

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragment 3 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

2021-10: First online publication

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