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

MS. Laud Misc. 144

Summary Catalogue no.: 897


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1)
Augustine, Tractatus in euangelium Iohannis
Incipit: Incipit expositio beati Augustini episcopi in Evangelium secundum Johannem

Part I (serm. 1-36); part II is in MS. Laud Misc. 143 with which this volume forms a set. Fol. 105v has the beginning of serm. 37.

2. (fol. 106)
Passion of St. Sebastian (BHL 7543)
3. (fol. 120v)
Final rubric: Expliciunt libri duo beati Augustini episcopi de pastoribus

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 137 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 358 × 250 mm.
Dimensions (written): 265 × 182 mm.


Red arabesque initials, sometimes with yellow decoration.


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

Provenance and Acquisition

Attributed by Palmer to the Eberbach scriptorium.

Identifiable as b13 in the 1502 Eberbach library catalogue.

William Laud, 1573-1645, 1638.

Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, 1639.

Record Sources

Description adapted (2019) from the following sources:
Nigel F. Palmer, Zisterzienser und ihre Bücher: die mittelalterliche Bibliotheksgeschichte von Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau (Regensburg, 1998), p. 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]

Digital Images

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Last Substantive Revision

2019-02-15: Description revised for Polonsky to incorporate all information in Palmer and Quarto catalogues.