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

St John's College MS 235 (fragments 107 and 108)

Unidentified civil law texts, probably from JUSTINIAN, Digesta (binding fragments)


Language(s): Latin

Unidentified civil law texts

probably from JUSTINIAN, Digesta. Although there are opulent margins, no gloss has been affixed.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fols. 2.
Dimensions (leaf): 330 × 245 mm.


In double columns, each column 190–2 × 49 mm. , with 11 mm between columns, in 46 lines to the column. Prickings in the gutter; bounded and ruled in brown ink.


Written in gothic textura semiquadrata, s. xiii ex., probably English.


Scattered headings in red on no. 108.

At the head of chapters, 2-line alternate red and blue lombards, with a touch of outline in the other colour.

At the head of the text itself 1-line lombards in the contrasting colour.

On no. 108, running titles in alternate red and blue lombards, ‘liber III.’


Origin: s. xiii ex. ; probably England

Provenance and Acquisition

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragments 107 and 108 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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