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MS. Laud Misc. 134

Summary Catalogue no.: 1553

Augustine; Niederaltaich Abbey?, s. ix2/4, (Gozbald).

Contents

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. 431-9. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested

f. i recto-verso a small paper slip; fols. ii recto–iii verso blank, except for shelfmarks, a 17th-century list of contents and an ex-libris.

fols. 111r-v blank, except for a pen trial.

Physical Description

The manuscript consists of two separate but similar parts, which came together very early on.
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 110 + i
Foliation: i–iii, 1–111

Binding

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

History

Origin: 9th century, second quarter ; Germany, Niederaltaich, Benedictine abbey (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

The manuscript consists of two separate but similar parts, which came together very early on: on palaeographical evidence both written by pre-Würzburg hands belonging to the Gozbald group, possibly in Niederaltaich Abbey, s. ix2/4. Part II in the hand of Egino: subscription, f. 15v.

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

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

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

MS. Laud Misc. 134 - Part I (fols. 1r-14v)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Dimensions (leaf): c. 300-302 × 196-200 mm.
The margins trimmed, affecting marginalia and the decoration of the quire signatures.

Layout

Ruling in hard point, one column of 26 lines. Ruled space c. 232–42 × 152–54 mm.

Hand(s)

Carolingian minuscule, s. ix2/4, by several hands.

Decoration

None.

MS. Laud Misc. 134 - Part II (fols. 15r-110v)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

2. (fols. 15v-48r, f. 15r blank)
Augustine, De spiritu et littera
3. (fols. 48v–108v)
Augustine, Contra duas epistolas Pelagianorum,

fols. 52v/53r: the counterpart of fol. 48 missing, with loss of text.

4. (f. 109r-v)
Canon of the Mass

Added, 9th century.

5. (f. 110r)
Prayers, for the Mass of Epiphany

Corpus Orationum 2.1673, 4.2405, 7.4413

Added, 9th century.

Fols. 110v blank, except for a pen trial.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Dimensions (leaf): c. 300-304 × 196-202 mm.
The margins trimmed, affecting marginalia and the decoration of the quire signatures.

Layout

Ruling in hard point, one column of 26 lines. Ruled space c. 232–36 × 149–63 mm.

Hand(s)

Carolingian minuscule, s. ix2/4, by several hands. Main scribe Egino: subscription, f. 108.

Decoration

Fine and good initials. (P&A i. 14, pl. II). On fol. 15v a ten-line initial A, fol. 48v a six-line initial N; fols. 15v, 16r, 48r coloured capitals; explicit and incipit in between three coloured bands; quire signatures inscribed in a large circles.

Additional Information

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)

Bibliography