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

MS. Laud Misc. 251

Summary Catalogue no.: 1225


Ps.-Clement of Rome, Recognitiones
Language(s): Latin
(fols. 134v-135r)
Verses, added fifteenth century:
Incipit: Qui bene vult
Walther, Sent. 23854
Incipit: Servitium dominis
Walther, Sent. 28173a
Incipit: Gravis est transire transitus absque redire
Incipit: Est grave ridere
Walther 5677

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 135 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 281 × 182 mm.
Dimensions (written): 210 × 132 mm.


Red initials with occasional decoration


Origin: 12th century, end or 13th century, beginning ; German

Provenance and Acquisition

Erased ownership inscription, fol. 1r: ‘et est liber sancti ............

Eberbach, Cistercian abbey: ex libris, fols. 1r, 135r.

Identifiable as g 19 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 (April 2019) from the following sources:
Nigel F. Palmer, Zisterzienser und ihre Bücher: die mittelalterliche Bibliotheksgeschichte von Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau (Regensburg, 1998), p. 291 [physical description, date, provenance]
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, I (1966), no. 99 [origin]
H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858-1885 [contents]


Last Substantive Revision

2019-04-08: Description revised for Polonsky to incorporate all information in Palmer, P&A and Quarto catalogue.