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

MS. Laud Misc. 143

Summary Catalogue no.: 1020

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1va-108vb)
Augustine, Tractatus in euangelium Iohannis
Final rubric: Explicit expositio sancti Augustine episcopi in evangelium secundum Johannem

Sermons 37–124. Sermons 1–36 are in MS. Laud Misc. 144.

2. (fol. 109ra-113ra)
Ps.-Ambrose, Libellus de dignitate sacerdotali
Rubric: Incipit sermo exhortationis beati Ambrosii Christi de informatione pontificis
Final rubric: Explicit sermo exhortationis beati episcopi de institucione pontificis
3. (fol. 113rb-123rb)
Jerome, Epitaphium S. Paulae uiduae (ep. 108)
Rubric: Incipit vita sancte Paulae edita a beato Ieronimo presbytero
4. (fol. 123va-126rb)
Passion of St Vincent
Incipit: Probabile satis est ad gloriam vincencii
Explicit: cumulatus ipse sit consecratus ut sit nomen eius benedictum in secula seculorum amen

Cf. BHL 8628, 8631.

5. (fol. 126rb-127va)
Ps.-Ambrose, Passio Agnetis (extract)
Rubric: H(ec) pars passionis beate agnetis. inseri⟨e⟩nda his que in breuiario de ea continentur
Incipit: Beata agnes dixit Noli infantiam corpolalem[sic] ita in me despicere
Explicit: in confinio agelli beatissime uirginis agnetis

i.6 - ii.13 according to the divisions in Acta Sanctorum (AASS Jan. II, 715–17; PL 17.737–41)

6. (fol. 127va-139rb)
Passion of SS Julianus, Basilissa, and companions (BHL 4529)

Fol. 139v blank.

7. (fol. 140ra-147vb)
Fulgentius of Ruspe, De ueritate praedestinationis (extracts)
Rubric: Sanctus fulgentius in libro secundo de ueritate predestinatinis et gratie
Incipit: Veruntamen et orandi et operandi
Explicit: adeptus est ut doceret

II.xvii.29 - xviii.30 (PL 65.643–4)

(fol. 140va)
Rubric: Incipit liber de predestinatione
Incipit: Jam nunc de illis Deus quos predestinavit
Explicit: Quotquot autem receperunt eum, dedit eis potestatem filios Dei fieri, his, qui credunt in nomine ejus

III.i.1 - xvii.27 (PL 65.651–666)

8. (fols. 147vb-155rb)
Fulgentius of Ruspe, Ad Monimum (bk. 1)
Rubric: Incipit prologus libri sancti Fulgentii ad Monimum de fide

With prologue.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 155 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 338 × 245 mm.
Dimensions (written): 260 × 178 mm.

Decoration

Red ‘silhouette’ initials.

Binding

White leather, dated 1581.

Roll-tooled in blind.

History

Origin: 12th century, end ; German, Eberbach, Cistercian abbey (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

‘Probably’ from the Eberbach scriptorium (Palmer).

Eberbach ex libris.

Identifiable as b 14 in the Eberbach library catalogue of 1502.

F. Henricus Oestrich gen. Aueroff’, monk of Eberbach, 1569.

William Laud, 1573–1645, 1638.

Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, 1639.

MS. Laud Misc. 143 - endleaves (fols. i, 156)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Breviary, secular use

Fragments of the sanctoral for the conversion of Paul and St Timothy.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 2 fols.
Dimensions (fragment): 335 × 290 mm.
Original size:
Dimensions (leaf): c. 430 × 290 mm.
Dimensions (written): 340 × 203 mm.
Musical Notation:

Noted.

History

Origin: 14th century, second half or 15th century, first half

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (May 2019) by Matthew Holford from the following sources (with additional description of fols. 126rb-127va):
Nigel F. Palmer, Zisterzienser und ihre Bücher: die mittelalterliche Bibliotheksgeschichte von Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau (Regensburg, 1998), pp. 288, 315 [physical description, date, origin, provenance, endleaf]
H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858–1885 [contents, acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2019-05-07: Description revised for Polonsky to incorporate all information in Palmer, Pächt and Alexander and Quarto catalogues.