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

St John's College MS. 235 (fragment 9)

Ecclesiasticus 31:24–38:5, in part (binding fragment)


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Two fragments, the upper and lower portions of the same leaf.
Dimensions (fragment): 103 surviving mm × 172 surviving mm.


In double columns, each column 60–5 mm wide, with 8–9 mm between columns, about 28 surviving lines on each fragment.


Written in England in gothic textura semiquadrata, s. xiii ex.


Divided into sections by alternate red and blue 2- to 4-line lombards, with flourishing in the other colour. These appear both set into the text and written in the intercolumnar space.

Red marginal numbers for chapters.


Origin: s. xiii ex ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragment 9 only.

Record Sources

Ralph Hanna, A descriptive catalogue of the western medieval manuscripts of St. John's College, Oxford (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002)


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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

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