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

St John's College MS 235 (fragment 67)

Probably from a gradual, with four hymns (binding fragment)


Language(s): Latin

Probably from a gradual,

with four hymns, ‘Mirabilis deus in sanctis suis’, ‘Reddet deus mercedem laborum’, ‘Exultabunt sancti in gloria’, ‘Gaudete in sanctis domino’.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fols. 2, most of a bifolium.
Dimensions (leaf): 215 × 155 mm.
Dimensions (written): 180 × 100 mm.


In long lines, 7 lines to the page, with music on four staves. No prickings; bounds and rules faded.


Written in caroline, s. xii2.


At the head of the hymns, arabesque initials in purple, green, and red; staves and liturgical instructions in red.


Origin: s. xii2

Provenance and Acquisition

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragment 67 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

2022-06: First online publication

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