A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

St John's College MS 235 (fragments 8 and 40)

An unidentified medical text (binding fragments)


Language(s): Latin

An unidentified medical text,

one division (marked for an unsupplied paraph) begins: ‘Quia si sic ex cibis malorum chimorum generatiuis morbi generant […]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Two fragments, the upper and lower portions of a leaf.
Dimensions (leaf): 131 × 170 mm.


In double columns, each column 55 mm wide, 26 and 15+ surviving lines. No prickings; bounded in brown crayon and lead, ruled in lead.


Written in England in gothic textura semiquadrata, s. xiii med., with numerous notes in glossing hands from late in the century. Most of the verso illegible.


On no. 40, a 2-line unflourished red lombard, one space unfilled, as are spaces for headings and paraphs.


Origin: s. xiii med., with numerous notes in glossing hands from late in the century. ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragments 8 and 40 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.

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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