St John's College O.66 (James 551)

Collection of Graces in the University of Cambridge. Latin and English, later seventeenth century

Collection of Graces for degrees in the University of Cambridge, dated between 1630 and 1661, possibly gathered as precedents by an official of the University. The graces are in approximate chronological order.

Manuscript extra information

148x95 mm. c. 120 fos (paginated 10-82 by the compiler, the balance of the vol. is blank, a few scribbles apart). Presented by Robert Forsyth Scott, Master of St John's College, July 1922 (plate inside front cover, and letter from Scott to the then Librarian, Previté Orton, 22 July 1922, held with the vol.) '276' and 'Manuscript 5/-' in pencil on flyleaf: a nineteenth or early twentieth-century hand, probably that of the dealer who sold this item to Scott. Small College bookplate (twentieth century) inside front cover.

A single hand, neatly written. Paper: not ruled. The first five leaves have been torn away, and further leaves have been removed after p. 82 and elsewhere. Contemporary leather binding on boards, tooled in gold with a nice central floral design, front and rear, but damaged on the front. Spine title, in a later hand on a paper label: 'MS Notes of Lectures' (sic).