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MS. Laud Misc. 148

Summary Catalogue no.: 1336

Jerome, Biblical commentaries; Germany (Weltenburg Abbey?), 9th century, first half


(fol. iii recto)

An upside-down note, written by a later hand: In hoc uolumine continentur expositiones horum librorum. Danielis, Iohelis, Michee, Naum, Malachie, scilicet Iheronimum.

Language(s): Latin
(fol. iii verso)

Added neumed chant Sancte dei pretiose protomartyr Stephane (Cantus 007575a) and pen trials.

Language(s): Latin
1. (fols. 1r-69r)
Jerome, Commentary on Daniel
Language(s): Latin with some Greek
2. (fols. 69r-)
Jerome, Commentary on Minor Prophets
(fols. 69r-97v)
Commentary on Joel
(fols. 97v-158r)
Commentary on Micah, with prologue
(fols. 158r-191r)
Commentary on Nahum, with prologue
(fols. 191r-222v)
Commentary on Malachi

Fol. 217v blank.

Colophon: Sicut nauigantibus optimus portus, ita scriptori nouissimus uersus.
Language(s): Latin with some Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 222 + ii leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 355 × 220 mm.
Dimensions (written): 283 × 155 mm.
Foliation: i-iii, 1–222


Written in 30 long lines


Caroline minuscule

Musical Notation:

Neumes (fol. iii verso).


Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 10, pl. II)


Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639.


Origin: 9th century, first half ; German, South, area of Regensburg, perhaps Weltenburg Abbey (?) (Bischoff 3847)

Provenance and Acquisition

William Laud, 1573–1645, 1637.

Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, 1639.

Record Sources

Description adapted by Tuija Ainonen (September 2020) from the following sources (with additional description of fol. iii):
H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858–1885 [contents, acquisition].
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, 3 vols. (1966–1973) I, no. 10.
Bernhard Bischoff, Katalog der festländischen Handschriften des neunten Jahrhunderts (mit Ausnahme der wisigotischen), Teil 2, Laon-Paderborn (2004), 3847 [date, localisation].

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2020-09-24: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project to include additional information from printed descriptions.