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

St John's College MS 235 (fragments 25 and 26)

Medicine, including materials on regimen for sea voyages, the use of baths, and recipes to restore flesh (binding fragments)


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fols. 2.
Dimensions (leaf): 207 × 147 and 155 mm.
the lower portion of the leaves.


In double columns, each column 60 mm wide, with 8–9 mm between columns, in 38 surviving lines to the column.


Written in bastard secretary (letter forms in the main those of textura), s. xv3/4.


Headings in red.

At divisions, 2-line alternate red and blue lombards, flourished in the other colour.

A few 1-line red lombards to divide the text.


Origin: s. xv3/4

Provenance and Acquisition

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragments 25 and 26 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

2022-01: First online publication

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