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St John's College MS 235 (fragments 112 and 113)

NICHOLAS GORRAN OP, commentary on 1 Tim. 4:14–5:4, 16–25 (binding fragments)


Language(s): Latin

NICHOLAS GORRAN OP, commentary on 1 Tim. 4:14–5:4, 16–25 (Stegmüller RB 5794 [4:43]), ed. In omnes divi Pauli epistolas elucidatio (Antwerp, 1617), pp. 534–6 (no. 113), 538–41 (no. 112).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Vellum.
Extent: Fols. 2 (both cut off at the top).
Dimensions (leaf): 296 surviving mm × 235 mm.


In double columns, each column 267 × 85 mm. , with 15 mm between columns, in 61 surviving lines to the column. No prickings; bounds and rules faded.


Written in secretary, s. xv3/4.


A 3-line blue lombard on red flourishing.

Major divisions of lemmata written in enlarged bastard secretary with red-slashed capitals, the in-text lemmata and biblical chapter references underlined in red.

Red marginal bracketing and numerals to outline and exemplify points.


Origin: s. xv3/4

Provenance and Acquisition

A note at the foot of frag. 112 ‘bene quere predicator dicitur bos’ (mixed anglicana/secretary).

MS 235 is a collection of binding fragments removed from College books (medieval portions only). This entry is for fragments 112 and 113 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.


    Friederich Stegmüller, Repertorium Biblicum Medii Aevi, 11 vols. (Madrid, 1950–80).

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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