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

MS. Laud Misc. 131

Summary Catalogue no.: 1314

Augustine, Enarrationes in Psalmos; Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian, s. ix2/3 (Hunbert).


This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 424–8. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.

(fols. 1r–122r)
Augustine, Enarrationes in Psalmos (Pss. lxxiv-lxxxvii)
Language(s): Latin

fols. i recto–ii verso, 122v-123v blank, except for few ownership notes and pen trials.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 122 + i
Dimensions (leaf): c. 298–302 × 223–27 mm.
The margins trimmed, affecting a few quire signatures.
Foliation: i–ii, 1–123


Ruling in hard point, one column of 21 lines. Ruled space c. 217–22 × 161–70 mm.


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


Crude drawings in the lower margins on fols. 48r, 57r, 109r and 120v

Initials in red.



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


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

Provenance and Acquisition

Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian, s. ix2/3: based on palaeographical grounds, written by hands belonging to the Hunbert group; a 15th-century shelfmark, fols. 1r and 2r.

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

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)


Last Substantive Revision

2019-06-27: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.