MS. Laud Misc. 222
Summary Catalogue no.: 957
Composite: A Goswinus de Bossuto, Vita Arnulfi conversi; Germany, 13th century, second quarter. B Echardus Magister, Opus Tripartitum (parts); Germany, 14th century. C Serapion the Elder, Practica; France (?), 13th century, second half
Laudian binding. Sewn on five bands and bound in plain brown leather over pasteboards, each cover framed by a double blind fillet and with the gilt arms of Archbishop Laud in the centre; with traces of ties. The head of the spine with a paper label inscribed ‘Glossa super Genesin | &c. | M. S.’, above two printed paper Bodleian labels, ‘Laud. | E 3.’ and ‘Laud | 222’. The upper edges of the leaves are inscribed with a medieval(?) title (?) or ex libris (?).
Provenance and Acquisition
The whole volume together by at least 1502, when identifiable as h9 in the catalogue of the Cistercian abbey of Eberbach (Nigel F. Palmer, Zisterzienser und ihre Bücher: die mittelalterliche Bibliotheksgeschichte von Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau (Regensburg, 1998), p. 274).
William Laud, 1573–1645, 1637.
Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, 1639.
Last Substantive Revision
2021-03-29: Description fully revised for Polonsky German digitization project.