MS. Laud Misc. 106
Summary Catalogue no.: 717*
Hrabanus Maurus, Commentary on the Pauline Epistles; Würzburg, Domstift, s. ix2/3.
This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 358-64. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.
1st leaf of quire i. Pen trials and notes, by several hands of s. ix–xi; some texts with neums, predominantly of the St Gall type; the clivis is of the Würzburg type.
‘Scrauuan | Scrauan erat ue[…] | scrauuan erat ueltes melior cui[?] nomine [?] altis [or: altes?]’, s. ix–x (sic).
Notes and pen trials, by various hands s. xii–xiii.
I.1 - XI.15, on Romans and I Corinthians (impf.); abbreviated version.
Ruling in hard point; one column of (mostly) 23 or 24 widely-spaced lines. Ruled space c. 200-35 × 145-53 mm.
Carolingian minuscule, s. ix2/3 by several hands from the time of Bp. Gozbald, varying in size of script, the majority of which still write a minuscule of the late Hunbert style.
fols. ii recto-verso: some texts with neums.
Simple one- to three-line initials in the ink of the text, marking major and minor textual units.
Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639.
Provenance and Acquisition
Written in Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian in, s. ix2/3, at the time of Bp. Gozbald; a 15th-cent. shelfmark of the Domstift at the head of fol. 2r.
William Laud, 1573-1645: his ex libris, 1637, fol. 1v.
Given to the Bodleian as part of his third donation, dispatched on 28 June 1639.
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Last Substantive Revision
2019-06-20: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.