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St John's College MS. 235 (fragment 96)

RAYMUND OF PEÑAFORTE, Extra (canons of Gregory IX), 5.19.14–20.1 (binding fragment)


Language(s): Latin

RAYMUND OF PEÑAFORTE, Extra (canons of Gregory IX),

5.19.14–20.1, ed. CJCan 2:815–17, the only readily legible portion, the recto of the former frag. 3.

Physical Description

Previously numbered fragments 3 and 4; Ker PD no. 442 (42), other leaves from the same MS listed as no. 515 (48).
Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fols. 2, both fragmentary at the page foot.
Dimensions (leaf): 358 × 265 mm.
Dimensions (written): 340 surviving mm × 242 mm.


a central text area in double columns 225 × 60–5 mm. , with 18 mm between columns, in 45 lines to the column.

Completely surrounded by gloss, generally written at three lines of gloss to two of text, a surviving 86 lines of gloss.


Written in two sizes of Italian textura rotunda, s. xiv.


Remains of a much faded 5-line champe-type initial.

Individual canons introduced by 2-line alternate red and blue lombards on Italian-style flourishing of the other colour.

One-line alternate red and blue lombards without flourishing to introduce the headings (red following the blue flourished lombards, and vice versa).

Running titles across the opening a red ‘liber’ and blue book number ‘ii.’.


Origin: s. xiv. ; Italy

Provenance and Acquisition

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragment 96 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.


    Friedberg et al., Corpus Juris Canonici, 2 vols. (Leipzig, 1879–81).
    Neil R. Ker, Pastedowns in Oxford Bindings. Oxford Bibliographical Society Publications NS 5 (1954).

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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