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

St John's College MS 235 (fragment 15)

Sermons (binding fragment)


Language(s): Latin


the end of one (‘ […] ad quam nos perducat etc.’) and the opening of a second: ‘Medicina o⟨ptim⟩a in festinatione tribulaccionis xliii. Sicut factus per hoc os sapiens [sic for sapientis] ab antiquis temporibus loquens […]

Three marginal citations of Augustine, two of Bernard.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fol. 1.
Dimensions (leaf): 197 × 145 mm.


The verso is generally illegible.


In double columns, each column 165 × 55 and 60 mm. , with 7 mm between columns, in 57 lines to the column. No prickings; bounds and rules faded.


Written in England, in gothic textura with a cursive duct and scattered anglicana forms for d and g, s. xiii2


No decoration.


Origin: s. xiii2 ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragment 15 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

2021-11: First online publication

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