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

St John's College MS. 235 (fragments 57 and 59)

Breviary (binding fragments)


Language(s): Latin

Breviary ,

from the sanctorale, services for the Nativity of John the Baptist and John and Paul martyrs, ed. BrevSar 2:344–6, 355.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fols. 2.
Dimensions (leaf): 275 × 195 mm.


In double columns, each column 215 × 65 mm. , with 18 mm between columns, in 24 lines to the column. No prickings; bounded and ruled in lead.


Written in gothic textura quadrata, s. xiv.


Alternate 2-line red and blue lombards; headings and liturgical directions in red.


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 57 and 59 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.


    Francis Proctor and Christopher Wordsworth (eds.), Breviarum ad usum insignis ecclesiae Sarum, 3 vols. (Cambridge, 1882–6).

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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