A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Laud Misc. 127

Summary Catalogue no.: 1576

Augustine, Contra Faustum Manichaeum; Würzburg, Domstif, 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. 418–22. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.

Fols. i recto-ii verso blank, except for a Bodleian shelfmark on f. ii verso.

(fols. 1r-174v)
Augustine, Contra Faustum Manichaeum (bks. 1–21)
Language(s): Latin

Fols. 175–176v blank, except for some modern scribbles on f. 174v.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i (modern paper) + i (17th cent.) + 176 + i (modern paper)
Dimensions (leaf): c. 276–82 × 216–27 mm.
The margins trimmed (affecting most quire signatures and, on occasions, marginalia).
Foliation: i-ii, 1–88, 89a, 89b, 90–175, 176


Ruling in hard point; one column of 20 lines. Ruled space c. 208–20 × 148–59 mm.


Carolingian minuscule, s. ix2/3, by several hands belonging to the later Hunbert and the second Gozbald group.


Simple initials in the ink of the text.

Occasional red rubrics.


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


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

Provenance and Acquisition

Writen in Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian, s. ix2/3, by hands belonging to the later Hunbert and the second Gozbald group.

Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian: 15th-century shelfmark, fol. 1r.

William Laud, 1573–1645: his ex libris, 1637, fol. ii verso.

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

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Last Substantive Revision

2019-07-04: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.