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

St John's College MS 235 (fragments 99 and 102)

An unidentified commentary on canon law (binding fragments)


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fols. 2, both fragmentary.
Dimensions (leaf): 330 × 230 mm.


One side of no. 99 illegible under pasted-down paper.


In double columns, each column 275–95 surviving mm × 100 mm. , with 19 mm between columns, in 68–72 surviving lines to the column. No prickings, bounded and ruled in black ink.


Written in Italian textura rotunda, s. xiii.


No headings. Alternate 2-line lombards, blue on red flourishing, red on violet flourishing.

The text occasionally divided by alternate red and blue paraphs, elsewhere simply larger capitals at the heads of sentences.


Origin: s. xiii ; Italy

Provenance and Acquisition

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragments 99 and 102 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

2022-06: First online publication

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