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

St John's College MS. 235 (fragment 12)

Mark 4:24–8, 33–7, 5:33–7, 5:40–6:3, with the ordinary gloss (binding fragments)


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Two fragments, one from the foot of a page
Dimensions (fragment): 115–18 × 137 mm.


Two fragments, one from the foot of a page, from a central text column flanked with glosses. On the fuller leaf, 16 text lines, the gloss in half-sized script.


Written in England in transitional protogothic bookhand/textura, s. xii ex. or xiii in.


Paraphs in text ink, red-slashed; red-slashed capitals at the heads of versals alternating with 1-line red lombards.


Origin: s. xii ex. or xiii 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 12 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.


    Friederich Stegmüller, Repertorium Biblicum Medii Aevi, 11 vols. (Madrid, 1950–80).

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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