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St John's College MS 235 (fragment 38)

An unidentified commentary on Aristotle, Metaphysica (binding fragment)


Language(s): Latin

An unidentified commentary on ARISTOTLE, Metaphysica,

the opening of ch. 7 on this fragment.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fol. 1.
Dimensions (leaf): 280 × 197 mm.


In double columns, each column 223 × 70–3 mm. , with 13 mm between columns, in 43 lines to the column. No prickings; bounds and rules faded.


Written in England in gothic textura semiquadrata, s. xiii2, with a variety of glosses, s. xiv in.


A 2-line red lombard on blue flourishing; the text divided by red and alternate red and blue paraphs.


Origin: s. xiii2, with a variety of glosses, s. xiv 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 38 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

2022-02: First online publication

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