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

St John's College MS 235 (fragment 39)

Unidentified theology (binding fragment)


Language(s): Latin

Unidentified theology,

including one major division: ‘xx. capitulum principale quod est de morte dampnandorum habet x. capitula Qualiter diabolus terribiliter apparet in morte dampnandorum ipsis omnia peccata sua ostendens […] ’ with a citation of Bede.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fols. 2, most of a conjoint bifolium.
Dimensions (leaf): 240 mm (part folded back and pasted to the rest) × 170 mm.
Dimensions (written): 195 × 125 mm.


The verso is totally illegible.


In long lines, 50 lines to the page. No prickings; bounded in brown crayon.


Written in England in bastard secretary, s. xv med.


Chapter titles in text ink, underlined in red and set off with a red paraph.

Two-line unflourished red lombards at chapter breaks.


Origin: s. xv med. ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragment 39 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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