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MS. Laud Misc. 177

Summary Catalogue no.: 679

Sermons; Germany, s. xiv1 (part A); Germany (Mainz, Carthusian abbey) s. xiv2 (part B); Germany, s. xivin (part C)

Physical Description

This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from the Mainz Charterhouse in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2018), pp. 426-488. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.
Composite: fols. 1–210 & 218–226 || fols. 211–217 || fols. 227–398
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i (17th century) + 404 + i (17th century) leaves
Foliation: i, 1–399. The six inner leaves (blanks) between fols 214 & 215 orginally not foliated, a different hand changed fol. 214 to 214a and numbered the rest 214b–214g.

Binding

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

The present manuscript consists of three parts, which were bound together already at the Mainz Charterhouse.

William Laud, 1573–1645: his ex libris, 1638, fol. 1r.

Given to the Bodleian as part of his third donation, dispatched on 28 June 1639.

MS. Laud Misc. 177 - Part A (fols. 1–210; 218–226)

Contents

1. (fols. 1r–138v)
Sermones de tempore

Advent to the second Sunday in Lent. For a full itemization see Mairhofer.

The collection contains sermons resembling sermons by Henricus de Frimaria, Guilelmus de Malliaco, Thomas de Lisle, Thomas Aquinas. Many sermons are found only in this manuscript.

1.1. (fols. 38r–42v)

Including elements of a missal: some prefaces (fol. 38), canon and masses of the holy Trinity (fol. 40v), the holy Ghost, the holy Cross, the Virgin.

1.2. (fols. 43r–135r)
Sermons, continuation

Second Sunday in Lent to 25th Sunday after Trinity. For a full itemization see Mairhofer.

The collection contains sermons, or resembling sermons by Odo de Chateauroux, Guilelmus de Malliaco, Gerard of Liége, Thomas de Lisle, Lucas de Bitonto, Graeculus, Willelmus Peraldus, Stephanus de Gagny, Jordanus de Quedlinburg. Some sermons found in other manuscripts, e.g. fol. 43v (see Cologne, Stadtarchiv, GB 4o 38, fol. 84r); fol. 55v (see Uppsala, UB, C 375, fol. 205r); fols. 63v, 93v (see Aschaffenburg, Hofbibl., Ms. 45, fols. 124r, 166r); fol. 67r (see Uppsala, UB, C 361, fol. 260r); 83v (see Vatican City, BAV, Vat. lat. 11524, fol. 80v); fol. 98v (see Kremsmünster, Stiftsbibl., CC 283, 122r.); 107v (see Munich, BSB, Clm 28602, fol. 127ra); fol. 110v (see Uppsala, UB, C 328, fol. 95r.). Many sermons are known only from this manuscript.

1.3. (fols. 135v-136r)
Requiem Mass, with series of collects
1.4. (fols. 136v-138v)
Sermons, continuation

Corpus Christi to 2nd Sunday after Easter. For a full itemization see Mairhofer.

The collection contains sermons by Conradus Holtnicker. Sermon on fol. 137v similar to one in MS. Basel, UB, B IX 27, fol. 209vb.

Language(s): Latin
2. (fols. 139r–210v, 218r–226v)
Sermones dominicales et festivales

Fols. 139r-197r 1st Advent-24th Sunday after Pentecost; fols. 197r-210v special fest days from In Assumptione BMV-De dedicatione ecclesiae; fols. 218r-226v 11th Sunday after Pentecost, 6th Sunday after Pentecost and various special feast days. For a full itemization see Mairhofer.

The collection contains sermons, or resembling sermons by Petrus de S. Benedicto, Lucas de Bitonto, John of La Rochelle, Guilelmus de Malliaco, Peregrinus de Oppeln, Jordanus de Quedlinburg, Lucas de Padua, Thomas de Lisle, Bertold of Regensburg, Guibert of Tournai, Robertus de Sorbonio, Willelmus Peraldus, Henricus de Frimaria. Some sermons found in other manuscripts, e.g. fol. 140v (see Ottobeuren, Kloster Ottobeuren, Ms. O. 39, fol. 115v); fol. 142r (see Uppsala, UB, C 398, fol. 12v); fol. 146r (see Rostock, UB, Mss. theol. 37a, fol. 266va); fol. 140v (see Uppsala, UB, C 607, fols 49vb–50r); fol. 150r (see Halle (a. S.), ULB, Qu. Cod. 122, fol. 116ra); fol. 155v (see Uppsala, UB, C 607, fols 80vb–82rb); fol. 169r (see Würzburg, UB, M.p.th.q.43, fol. 141r); fol. 170v (see Kremsmünster, Stiftsbibl., CC 280, fol. 248vb); fol. 177r (see MS. Basel, UB, B X 25, fol. 77vb); fol. 180r (see Uppsala, UB, C 351, fol. 151r); fol. 189r (see Uppsala, UB, C 16, fol. 66v); fol. 192r (see MS. Basel, UB, B IX 14, fol. 291va); fol. 193r (see Kremsmünster, Stiftsbibl., CC 280, fol. 276ra); fol. 194r (see Kremsmünster, Stiftsbibl., CC 286, fol. 182v, MSS Basel, UB, B IX 14, fol. 300rb and B X 29, fol. 27va); fol. 200r (see Uppsala, UB, C 607, fol. 72r); fol. 201r (see MS. Basel, UB, B X 37, fol. 33va); fol. 204r (see MS. Basel, UB, B X 37, fol. 80va); fol. 219r (see MSS Basel, UB, B VI 15, fol. 39v and B X 19, fol. 119rb). Many sermons are known only from this manuscript.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): c. 166–73 × 122–31 mm.

Layout

Fols. 1r–135v ruled in ink or, less frequently, in lead point, in two columns of c. 40–45 lines. Ruled space c. 130–50 × 97–105 mm.

Fols. 136r–226v ruled in faint lead point, in one column; c. 29–43 unruled lines (varying with the scribe).

Hand(s)

German textualis by seven hands, some of which write a cursive script.

Decoration

Scribal red rubrics; majuscules and, occasionally, Biblical lemmata highlighted in red.

To sermons mostly two-line initials in red and blue, with simple decoration in the contraire colour.

History

Origin: s. xiv1 ; Germany

Provenance

Mainz, Cartusian abbey of St Michael: there is no ex-libris inscription from the Mainz Charterhouse; annotating hands, however, clearly connect this book with the Charterhouse.

MS. Laud Misc. 177 - Part B (fols. 211–217)

Contents

(fols. 211r–214av, 215r–217r)
Index to sermons

Index to Part 1, added by a younger hand.

Fols. 214br–214gv blank.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Dimensions (leaf): c. 154–68 × 110–20 mm.

Layout

Ruling in ink, one column of c. 31–35 unruled lines. Ruled space c. 142–57 × 72–96 mm.

Hand(s)

Bastarda by a single hand.

Decoration

None.

History

Origin: s. xiv2 ; Germany, Mainz, Carthusian abbey

Provenance

Mainz, Charterhouse St Michael: see above.

MS. Laud Misc. 177 - Part C (fols. 227–398)

Contents

1. (fols. 227r–349r)
Sermones de sanctis

For a full itemization see Mairhofer. The collection contains sermons by, or resembling sermons by Iacobus de Voragine, Legenda Aurea, Lucas de Bitonto, John of La Rochelle, Guibert of Tournai. Some sermons are found in other manuscripts, e.g. fol. 242v (see Munich, BSB, Clm 4635, fol. 8r); fol. 258r (see MS. Basel, UB, B IX 14, fol. 236vb); fol. 259v (see Herzogenburg, Stiftsbibl., Cod. 64, fol. 139v); fol. 261r (see Munich, UB, 8o Cod. ms. 83, fol. 170v); fol. 268r (see Uppsala, UB, C 607, fol. 82rb); fol. 269r (see Mainz, Stadtbibl., Hs I 177, fol. 303r); fol. 271r (sese MS. Basel, UB, B X 37, fol. 138vb); fol. 281r (see Kremsmünster, Stiftsbibl., CC 66, fol. 59v). Many sermons are known only from this manuscript.

1.2. (fols. 294r–348v)
Sermons, continuation; notes.

For a full itemization see Mairhofer. The collection contains sermons by, or resembling sermons by Bertold of Regensburg, Conradus Holtnicker, Speculum beatae Mariae virginis, Aldobrandinus de Cavalcantibus, Leo OCist, Bonaventure. Some sermons are found in other manuscripts, e.g. fol. 313v (see Klosterneuburg, Stiftsbibl., CCl 450, no. 227); fol. 328r (see Munich, BSB, Clm 28510, fol. 109vb); fol. 331r (see MS. Basel, UB, B VIII 23, fol. 44rb); fol. 339r (see Uppsala, C 85, fol. 14r). Many sermons are known only from this manuscript.

(fols. 348v–349r)

Index

Language(s): Latin
2. (fols. 349va–398r)
Sermons

For a full itemization see Mairhofer. The collection contains sermons by, or resembling sermons by Bertold of Regensburg, Petrus de S. Benedicto, Conradus Holtnicker, Guibert of Tournai, Ps.-Bernard of Clairvaux, Planctus Mariae. Some sermons are found in other manuscripts, e.g. fol. 258r (see MS. Basel, UB, B VIII 23, fol. 89rb); fol. 371r (see MS. Laud Misc. 493, fol. 23v); fol. 388v (see MS. Basel, UB, B VIII 32, fol. 195v); fol. 389r (see MS. Basel, UB, B X 17, fol. 34r). Many sermons are known only from this manuscript.

2.1. (fols. 390r-392r)
Expositio missae

This condensed version is presumably based on Ps.-Bonaventure’s Exposition of the mass (cf. Distelbrink 137).

2.2. (fols. 392r–398r)
Sermons, continuation

For a full itemization see Mairhofer. The collection contains sermons by, or resembling sermons by Bertold of Regensburg, Nicolaus de Mediolano, Iacobus de Voragine, Legenda Aurea. Some sermons are found in other manuscripts, e.g. fol. 393r (see MS. Basel, UB, B X 3, fol. 41rb). Many sermons are known only from this manuscript.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Dimensions (leaf): c. 163–68 × 116–28 mm.

Layout

Ruling in ink, in two columns (except for fols 394r–398v: one column) of mostly 33 lines. Ruled space c. 115–40 × 87–90 mm.

Hand(s)

German textualis by numerous hands, some of which write a cursive script.

Decoration

To sermons simple, mostly two-line initials in red.

Red rubrics and paraphs; majuscules highlighted in red.

History

Origin: s. xivin ; Germany

Provenance

Mainz, Charterhouse St Michael: the 15th-century ex-libris inscription (upper margin, fol. 227r).

Additional Information

Record Sources

See above. Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858–1885).

Last Substantive Revision

2020-09-18: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.