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 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 (1 image from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, I (1966), no. 84, pl. VII