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MS. Laud Misc. 122

Summary Catalogue no.: 1564

Augustine; Würzburg, Domstift, s. ix2/3 (Gozbald)


Language(s): Latin

This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 384-9. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.

(fol. i recto–verso, 17th-cent. endleaf) blank, except for a Bodleian shelfmark at the upper left-hand margin of the verso and an English, 17th-cent. list of contents
1. (fols. 1r–18r)
Augustine, De bono coniugali
2. (fols. 18r–43r)
Augustine, De sancta uirginitate
3. (fols. 43r–58v)
Augustine, De bono uiduitatis
5. (fols. 69r–83v)
Augustine, De agone christiano
6. (fols.83v–109v)
Augustine, De opere monachorum
(fol. 110r–v, original lower pastedown) blank, except for two pen trials. (fol. 111r–v, 17th-cent. endleaf) blank.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i (17th cent.) + 110 + i (17th cent.) leaves
Dimensions (leaf): c. 296-301 × 196-204 mm.
The margins trimmed (affecting a few marginalia and (presumably) one quire signature).
Foliation: i, 1–111


Ruling in hard point; one column of 26–28 lines. Ruled space c. 221-31 × 143-60 mm.


Carolingian minuscule, s. ix2/3, presumably by a single hand, belonging to the Gozbald group.


(fol. 1r) Five-line initial in the ink of the text, outlined on both sides with a thin decorative lobed line, each lobe dotted (cf. Pächt & Alexander (1. 21): s. ix2); a colour stain (bright red) on the inside; otherwise simple one- or two-line scribal initials to (if used) prologues, and major textual units.


Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639.


Origin: Germany, Würzburg, St. Kilian ; 9th century, second third

Provenance and Acquisition

Written in Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian, s. ix2/3, based on the script.

15th-century shelfmark of the Domstift, fol. 1r.

William Laud, 1573-1645: his ex libris, 1638, fol. 1r.

Given to the Bodleian as part of his third donation, dispatched on 28 June 1639.

Record Sources

See above. Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858-1885).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)


Last Substantive Revision

2019-06-20: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.