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.