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

St John's College MS 235 (fragment 52)

Unidentified theological text (binding fragment)


Language(s): Latin

Discontinuous bits of a theological text,

one chapter break, with a 1-line red lombard on blue flourishing: ‘Cvrandum est et ⟨ ⟩ custodia men ⟨ ⟩ more seruanda ⟨ ⟩ di’ uacue transo ⟨ ⟩ ciones nostre et ull ⟨ ⟩ ris per animam trans […]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fol. 1 (a fragment).
Dimensions (leaf): overall 258 × 45 mm.
A strip


Written to the edges, 60 mm lower margin at the foot. In 27 surviving long lines. No prickings; bounds and rules faded.


Written in anglicana formata with occasional secretary a, s. xv in.


a 1-line red lombard on blue flourishing


Origin: s. xv in.

Provenance and Acquisition

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragment 52 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

2022-04: First online publication

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