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

MS. Laud Misc. 230

Summary Catalogue no.: 1067


John Cassian, Collationes (11-17 and 18-24)

Part 1 (nos. 1-10) is MS. Laud Misc. 250, fols. 78-183.

(fols. 1v-2r)

Pref. to Coll. XI-XVIII

(fols. 2v-13v)

Coll. XI

(fols. 13v-29r)

Coll. XII

(fols. 29r-47r)

Coll. XIII

(fols. 47v-60v)

Coll. XIV

(fols. 60v-65v)

Coll. XV

(fols. 66r-77V)

Coll. XVI

(fols. 78r-96v)

Coll. XVII

(fols. 96v-97v)

Pref. to Coll. XVIII-XXIV

(fols. 97v-110v)


(fols. 110v-120r)

Coll. XIX

(fols. 120r-127r)

Coll. XX

(fols. 127r-143v)

Coll. XXI

(fols. 143v-151v)

Coll. XXII

(fols. 152r-164r)


(fols. 164r-178r)

Coll. XXIV

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 178 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 268 × 170 mm.
Dimensions (written): 200 × 123 mm.


Added Cistercian punctuation.


Title-page in red and brown majuscules.

Green and red ‘silhouette’ initials. (cf. P&A i. 98)


Standard Laudian binding, 1630s, rebacked.


Origin: c. 1170-90 ; German, Eberbach, Cistercian abbey

Provenance and Acquisition

Attributed to the Eberbach scriptorium on evidence of script and decoration (cf. MS. Laud Misc. 87, partly by the same hand).

Eberbach ex libris.

Identifiable as e 10 in the Eberbach library catalogue of 1502.

William Laud, 1573-1645, 1637.

Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, 1639.

Record Sources

Description adapted (June 2019) from the following sources:
Nigel F. Palmer, Zisterzienser und ihre Bücher: die mittelalterliche Bibliotheksgeschichte von Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau (Regensburg, 1998), p. 289 [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, acquisition]

Digital Images

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


Last Substantive Revision

2019-06-10: Description revised for Polonsky to incorporate all information in Palmer, P&A and Quarto catalogues.