MS. Laud Misc. 163
Summary Catalogue no.: 1561
This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 530-9. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.
Missing 81 leaves at the beginning as indicated by the fifteenth-century foliation.
St Michael⟨Apparitio in Monte Gargano⟩ (BHL 5948)
St Jerome, Vita s. Hieronymi (BHL 3869)
St Remigius of Reims, Vita s. Remegii (BHL 7150)
St Leodegar of Autun, Passio Leudegarii (BHL 4851)
SS Sulpicius and Servilianus(BHL 6066)
SS Hewald the Black and Hewald the White(BHL 2803)
St Francis of Assisi, ⟨Legenda maior⟩ (BHL 3107, 3109)
St Faith(BHL 2929, cf. 2930, 2928)
St Faith, translation(BHL 2941; WIC 14339a)
SS Sergius and Bacchus(BHL 7606, 7601)
St Denys of Paris, Passio s. Dionysii (BHL 2172-2176)
St GereonPassio s. Gereonis et sociorum (BHL 3446, wrongly attributed to Hélinand of Froidmont)
St Callistus(BHL 1523)
St Burchard of Würzburg, Vita s. Burchardi posterior (BHL 1484)
St Gall, Vita s. Galli (BHL 3247)
St Luke(BHL 4977)
St Januarius(in part BHL 4124, cf. 4115, 4130)
St Ursula(BHL 8428-8430)
St Severin of Cologne, Vita Severini (BHL 7652)
St Columbanus, Vita s. Columbani (BHL 1898)
SS Crispin and Crispinian(BHL 1990)
SS Simon and Jude(BHL 7749, cf. 7750, 7751)
St Quentin(BHL 6999)
Ruled in ink. 2 columns of 26 lines, ruled space c. 337-41 × 233-6 mm.
Textura by at least two hands (the second from fol. 275r). The life of St Rupert added in contemporary textus quadratus by a third hand.
Blue and red initials, with fleuronnée decoration usually in the contrasting colour.
Coloured initials in red and blue.
Tituli in red.
Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639.
Provenance and Acquisition
Written in Germany, probably Würzburg, perhaps St Kilian, as suggested by the inclusion of the Life of Burchard.
Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian (?): fifteenth-century foliation resembles that of other manuscripts from St Kilian in the Laud collection (MS. Laud Misc. 153, MS. Laud Misc. 155b, MS. Laud Misc. 157).
William Laud, 1573-1645: his ex libris, 1636, fol. 1r.
Given to the Bodleian as part of his third donation, dispatched on 28 June 1639.
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Last Substantive Revision
2019-02-18: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.