MS. Laud Misc. 113
Summary Catalogue no.: 1548
Augustine, De libero arbitrio and Enarrationes in Psalmos (119–150), Mainz, s. xi1/4: A) (fols. 1-47) || B) (fols. 48–245)
Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639.
Provenance and Acquisition
A book of two parts, each associated with the school of Archbishop Willigis at Mainz, s. xi1/4; bound together at any rate by the late 14th/15th century: see the table of contents at the upper margin of fol. 1r in a Carthusian hand of s. xivex/xvin from Mainz, the bookmarks and quire signatures. The condition of the first recto of fascicle B, fol. 48r, shows that the two parts were separate at some point, either prior to when they were at the Charterhouse, or later.
William Laud, 1573–1645: his ex-libris inscription, dated 1638, at the lower margin of fol. 1r.
Given to the Bodleian as part of his third donation, dispatched on 28 June 1639.
MS. Laud Misc. 113 - part A (fols. 1-47)
Fol. 1r blank, except for the ex-libris inscription of the Mainz CharterhouseEd. W. M. Green, CSEL 74 (1956), the present MS. siglum ‘L’.
The counterpart of fol. 41 missing, which likely contained the rest of the letter. Hoffmann, Buchkunst, 1. 520, dates this copy into the years between 1020 and 1040.Ed. Hoffmann, Buchkunst, 1. 517–20, after this copy.
Ruling in hard point, one column of 31 lines. Ruled space c.165–72 × 118–25 mm.
Late Carolingian minuscule by two hands.
Corrections and marginal annotations in the same hand as in fascicle B.
Rubrication by the scribe
Mainz, Charterhouse St Michael: 15th-cent. ex-libris inscription at the upper margin of fol. 1r. Identifiable as C I S in cat. ii.
MS. Laud Misc. 113 - part B (fols. 48–245)
Fol. 245r blank, notes on the verso, in a different hand, s. xii:
The first stanza of the poem.Ed. P. Dronke et al., ‘Die unveröffentlichten Gedichte der Cambridger Liederhandschrift (CUL Gg.5.35)’, MJb 17 (1982) 54–92, at p. 90; J. Ziolkowski, The Cambridge songs (Carmina Cantabrigiensia), Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies 192 (Tempe, Arizona, 21998) 158–61, at p. 158; – ICL suppl. 3344c.
HexameterSee Hoffmann, Buchkunst, 1. 16.
Ruling in hard point, one column of 31 lines, above top line. Ruled space c.170–75 × 113–28 mm.
Late Carolingian minuscule by a single hand; associated with the Willigis school at Mainz.
The hand is possibly identical with scribe E of St Gall, Stiftsbibl., Cod. 830 (Hoffmann, Buchkunst, 1. 253 & 257).
Corrections and marginal annotations in the same hand as in fascicle A.
Marginalia (fols. 83v & 108v) presumably in a hand of s. xv from the Mainz Charterhouse.
Rubrication by the scribe.
Mainz, Charterhouse St Michael: Late 14th-century ex-libris inscriptions, at the upper right-hand corner of fol. 48, and, in the same hand, at the lower margin of fol. 244v.
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Last Substantive Revision
2023-01-23: Description revised for Mainz digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.