MS. Laud Misc. 126
Summary Catalogue no.: 1556
This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 401-13. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.
Added in German Anglo-Saxon minuscule, c. 800.
Fol. 1v blank.
Preceded by ep. 174 (Ad Aurelium de trinitate), fol. 2r.
Missing one leaf between fols. 37 and 38, and two leaves between fols. 238 and 239, with loss of text in both cases.
Added in German Anglo-Saxon minuscule, c. 800. Most recently edited by M. J. Lapidge, The Anglo-Saxon Library, 148-51.
Ruled in hard point, before folding. 1 col. of c. 26-35, mostly 30 lines. Ruled space c. 210-30 × 157-80 mm.
Fols. 2r-259v: uncial and half-uncial by at least fifteen hands.
Fols. 1r, 260r: additions in German Anglo-Saxon minuscule.
Numerous important initials. (P&A i. 409, pl. XXXIV)
Rubrics, sometimes incipits and explicits, in coloured capitals.
Corrections and annotations, 9th century and 13th century.
Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639.
Provenance and Acquisition
Ascribed to Chelles by Bischoff, to Jouarre by McKitterick.
At Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian, by the second third of the ninth century: evidence of marginalia, and inscription (9th century, middle) on fol. 1v. Domstift ex libris, 13th century, fol. 1v, and shelfmark, 15th century, fol. 2r.
William Laud, 1573-1645: his ex libris, 1638, fol. 1v.
Given to the Bodleian as part of his third donation, dispatched on 28 June 1639.
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Last Substantive Revision
2019-01-21: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.