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MS. Laud Misc. 136

Summary Catalogue no.: 1555

Augustine; Germany (Eberbach), c. 1400

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (fols. 1ra-39va)
Augustine , In epistulam Johannis ad parthos tractatus

Second part; continues from MS. Laud Misc. 137.

2. (fols. 39va-55rb)
Augustine, De fide et operibus
3. (fols. 55vb-64ra) (rubric fol. 55va)
Augustine , De praesentia Dei
4. (fols. 64ra-73va)
Augustine, De beata uita
Colophon: Qui me scribebat arnoldus nomen habebat. Orate pro me.

Fols. 73vb-75v blank.

5. (fols. 77ra-154vb)
Augustine, Sermones de uerbis apostoli

Fols. 76ra-76va, table of 34 sermones.

Originally nos. i-xxxiiii (65-98), as listed by P. Verbraken in Revue Bénédictine 77 (1967) 32-34, = Augustine, serm. 384, 131, 163, 153, 154, 155, 165, 174, 175, 176, 26, 30, 156, 294, 169, 158, 159, 161, 178, 27, quaest. 40, 164, 157, 167, app. 100, app. 99, 43, 180, 181. 183, 183, 172, 173, app. 109.

Ends imperfect in serm. xxxi (95) = serm. 183.

Physical Description

Possibly two codicological units, fols. 1-74 and fols. 75-154
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 154 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 310 × 210 mm.
Dimensions (written): 219 × 150 mm.

Layout

2 cols., 36 lines

Hand(s)

Fols. 1r-73v written by Arnoldus, perhaps identifiable with Arnold II von. Heimbach, abbot of Eberbach 1407-1436. Fols. 76r-154r written by Petrus de Molen.

Decoration

Fleuronnée penwork initials, probably by the same hand as MS. Laud Misc. 107.

Red initials.

Binding

Laudian binding, c. 1636.

Rebacked.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

MS. Laud Misc. 137 with MS. Laud Misc. 136, fols. 1-75 identifiable as G 12 in the Eberbach library catalogue of 1502. MS. Laud Misc. 136 fols. 76-154 not identifiable in the catalogue, and may have been kept separately at one stage.

William Laud, 1573-1645, 1636.

Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, 1639.

Record Sources

Description adapted by Matthew Holford (August 2019), with additional description of item 5, from the following sources:
Nigel F. Palmer, Zisterzienser und ihre Bücher: die mittelalterliche Bibliotheksgeschichte von Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau (Regensburg, 1998), pp. 103-6, 288 [physical description, date, origin, provenance]
H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858-1885 [contents, acquisition]

Digital Images

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Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2019-08-12: Description revised for Polonsky to incorporate all information in Palmer and Quarto catalogues.