MS. Laud Misc. 120
Summary Catalogue no.: 1358
Augustine, De civitate dei; Würzburg, Domstift, c. 842–55 (Gozbald).
This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 366-72. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.
Added, 10th century, verso upside down.
MS. Laud Misc. 120 is later than MS. Laud Misc. 135, containing bks viii-xviii, and was apparently writen as a supplement.
Added, 11th century; neumed: antiphon (cao 4051), invitatory (cao 1056), antiphons (cao 3888, 4336 & 4408), response (cao 6310), with versicle (cao 6310a).
Fols. 165r-166v blank, except for a few 10th- or 11th-century notes and pen trials on 165v.
Ruling in hard point, one column of 30 lines. Ruled space c. 208–21 × 111–36 mm.
Carolingian minuscule, c. 842–855, by several hands belonging to the late Hunbert and the fist Gozbald groups.
Added neums of the Würzburg type, fol. 164v (see item 3).
Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639.
Provenance and Acquisition
Writen in Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian, c. 842–855, at the commission of Bp. Gozbald: note on fol. 164v.
Domstift shelfmark, 15th century, fol. 2r.
William Laud, 1573–1645: his ex libris, 1637, fol. 2r.
Given to the Bodleian as part of his third donation, dispatched on 28 June 1639.
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Last Substantive Revision
2019-08-02: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.