MS. Laud Misc. 124
Summary Catalogue no.: 1563
Augustine, Tractatus in evangelium Iohannis (part 3); Würzburg, Domstift, s. ix2/3 (Gozbald).
This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 391-8. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.
Part III; part II is MS. Laud Misc. 139.
Ruling in hard point; one column of (mostly) 29 or 30 lines. Ruled space c. 222-33 × 166-76 mm.
Carolingian minuscule, s. ix2/3, by several hands belonging to the first Gozbald group.
Neums, fol. 122v.
Sketches of uncertain date (P&A i. 16), comprising of (fol. 44r) a human face in profile; (fol. 96v) the head of a beast; (fol. 122v) sketches of a portrait of a man; four compass-drawn circles; an upside down Agnus Dei; simple two- to six-line initials, occasionally decorated.
Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639.
Provenance and Acquisition
Written in Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian, s. ix2/3, commissioned/donated to the Domstift by Bp. Gozbald (842–855); contemporary inscription, f. iii verso; 10th-century inscription, f. 122v.
Tenth-century Domstift inscription, fol. 122v.
William Laud, 1573-1645: his ex libris, 1637, fol. 1r.
Given to the Bodleian as part of his third donation, dispatched on 28 June 1639.
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Last Substantive Revision
2019-06-20: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.