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

St John's College MS. 235 (fragment 63)

Augustine (binding fragment)


Language(s): Latin

1. ra-va:
QUODVULTDEUS (PS.-AUGUSTINE), ‘De cantico novo’,

chs. 8–10, ed. PL 40:685–6. Most of the final column is blank.

2. vb:
AUGUSTINE, De doctrina christiana,

proemium 1–2 (CPL 263), ed. Joseph Martin, CC 32 (1962) 1–2. Faded colophon in red on the verso for the explicit. The second text began in the lost upper portion of the second column

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fol. 1.
Dimensions (leaf): 276 × 205 mm.


In double columns, each column 195 × 60 mm. , with 13 mm between columns, in 34 surviving lines to the column. No prickings; bounded and ruled in brown ink.


Written in gothic textura quadrata, s. xiii ex.


red and blue bar flourishing from an initial lombard runs down to the page foot.


Origin: s. xiii ex.

Provenance and Acquisition

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragment 63 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.


    Eligius Dekkers and Aemilius Gaar, Clavis patrum latinorum, 3rd edn. (Turnhout, 1995).
    Joseph Martin (ed), Sancti Aurelii Augustini De doctrina Christiana; De vera religione, Corpus Christianorum 32 (Turnhout, 1962).
    Jacques-Paul Migne (ed.), S. Aurelii Augustini, Patrologia Latina 40 (Paris, 1845).

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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