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

St John's College MS 235 (fragments 46 and 56)

A scholastic legal text, probably a commentary on civil law (binding fragment)


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fols. 2 (no. 56 badly torn to remove an initial).
Dimensions (leaf): 300 × 200 mm.


In double columns, each column at the fullest 283 × 90 mm. with 17 mm between columns, in 57–67 surviving lines. No prickings; bounded and ruled in lead.


Written in gothic textura rotunda, s. xiv.


On no. 46, at headings, 2-line blue lombards on red flourishing, extended into a marginal bar (the cut-out initial on no. 56 had more elaborate red and blue flourishing).

The text divided by alternate red and blue paraphs.


Origin: s. xiv

Provenance and Acquisition

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragments 46 and 56 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

2022-03: First online publication

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