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St John's College MS. 235 (fragment 111)

A gradual (binding fragment)


Language(s): Latin

A gradual,

most of the leaf the single text: ‘Sequencia Zyma vetus expurgetur et sincere celebretur […] ’, from the mass for Easter Monday, ed. Sarum Missal, cols. 363–5.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fol. 1 (a fragment).
Dimensions (leaf): 297 surviving mm × 245 mm.
Dimensions (written): 245 × 165 mm.


In long lines with four-line musical staves, 13 surviving lines to the page. No prickings; bounded and ruled in black ink, the musical staves in red.


Written in England in gothic textura semiquadrata, s. xv ex..


Headings in red.

At the head of individual sequences, alternate lombards, ochre-slashed ink on grey flourishing and blue on red flourishing, the full height of the stave.

Alternate red and blue lombards for versals.


Origin: s. xv ex. ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

The margins covered by notes in Latin (s. xvii).

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragment 111 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.


    Francis Proctor and Christopher Wordsworth (eds.), Breviarum ad usum insignis ecclesiae Sarum, 3 vols. (Cambridge, 1882–6).

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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