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

St John's College MS 235 (fragment 44)

An unidentified civil law commentary (binding fragment)


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fol. 1.
Dimensions (leaf): 320 × 220 mm.
(25 mm of the width folded over)


In double columns, each column 303 × 75–8 mm. , with 15 mm between columns, in 73 lines to the column. No prickings; bounded and ruled in brown ink.


Written in England in gothic textura rotunda (of a rather university stripe), s. xiv.


One very faded 2-line red lombard; signs of red and blue paraphs to break the argument.

Running title a blue ‘I’ with red flourishing.


Origin: s. xiv. ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragment 44 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

2022-02: First online publication

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