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

MS. Laud Misc. 137

Summary Catalogue no.: 1557

Augustine; Germany (Eberbach), c. 1400


Language(s): Latin

1. (fols. 1ra-82rb)
Augustine, Confessions

Fols. 82rb-83 blank.

2. (fols. 83ra-92v)
Augustine, In epistulam Iohannis ad Parthos tractatus X

Part one; continues in MS. Laud Misc. 136.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + i + 92 + i + i fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 310 × 210 mm.
Dimensions (written): 224 × 146 mm.


Fols. 1r-82r written by Petrus de Molen. Fols. 83r-92v written by Arnoldus, perhaps identifiable with Arnold II von. Heimbach, abbot of Eberbach 1407–1436.


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


Laudian binding, c. 1638

Former chained binding.


Provenance and Acquisition

Cistercian monastery of Eberbach: ex libris, 15th century, fol. i verso.

MS. Laud Misc. 137 with MS. Laud Misc. 136 fols. 1r-73v identifiable as G 12 in the Eberbach library catalogue of 1502.

William Laud, 1573–1645, 1638.

Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, 1639.

Record Sources

Description adapted (August 2019) 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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Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.