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MS. Laud Misc. 252

Summary Catalogue no.: 632

Jerome, Epistles; A) Würzburg, Domstift, 9th century, second third, B) Würzburg, Domstift, or Niederaltaich, 9th century, second third, C) Würzburg, 12th century.

Physical Description

This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 541-53. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.
Composite, in three parts: (B) main manuscript pp. 11-22a, 23-248, (A) an added quire and inserted singleton, pp. 1-10, 22b-c, and (C) two inserted leaves pp. 210b-e
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i (17th century paper) + i (17th century parchment) + 128 leaves + i (17th century parchment) + i (17th century paper)
Foliation: paginated i–iv, 1–252, in 17th-cent. ink, in arabic numerals; additions in modern (19th- or 20th-cent.) pencil: the pagination of the 17th-cent. endleaves (pp. i–iv; 249–252); p. 22 changed to ‘22a’, the leaf inserted between pp. 22a & 23 paginated as 22b–c. Nos 167 & 196 originally double, hence changed to ‘167a’, ‘167b’, ‘196a’ & ‘196b’; p. 210 changed to ‘210a’, the (conjugate?) leaves inserted between pp. 210a & 211 paginated as 210b–e.

Binding

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Würzburg, Domstift St. Kilian: a 15th-century shelfmark of A) p. 1 & B) p. 11, presumably in the same hand. The existence of the shelfmark in both parts shows that they were already bound together by the 15th century. The entries in list 800, no. 6 and in list 1000, fol. 1r, no. 245 could refer to this MS.

William Laud, 1573–1645: his ex libris, 1637, p. iv.

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

MS. Laud Misc. 252 - Part A (pp. 1-10, 22b-c)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

p. 9 blank

2. (pp. 10a-b)
Poem on a dialogue between a magister and his discipulus
Incipit: Qui terram variis per totum cultibus annum

Inserted singleton. Fragmentary text; only known from this copy.

3. (pp. 22b recto)
Jerome, Epistula Damasi ad Hieronymum de Hosanna (ep. 19)

Stegmüller 3376.

Physical Description

Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): c. 266-74 × 190-205 mm.
for pp. 1-10
Dimensions (leaf): 173-77 × 110-120 mm.
(For pp. 22b-c.)

Layout

Ruling in hard point, (pp. 22b–c) ad hoc, one column of 34 (pp. 22b–c: 15) lines; p. 10 written in two cols. Ruled space (pp. 1-10) c. 240–45 × 160–65 mm. Ruled space (pp. 22b-c) 128 × 85–90 mm.

Hand(s)

Carolingian minuscule, written by three hands of the Hunbert group.

Typical Domstift marginalia: corrections, annotations, variant readings, citation and correction marks by various hands from the Domstift St Kilian, s. ix2/3.

Decoration

None.

History

Origin: 9th century, second third ; Germany, Würzburg, St. Kilian

Provenance

On palaeographical evidence written in the ninth century, second third, in Würzburg, Domstift St. Kilian, by hands of the Hunbert group.

MS. Laud Misc. 252 - Part B (pp. 11-22a, 23-248)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

3. (pp. 11-248)
Jerome, Epistulae

Selection, including Augustine, epp. 67, 68, 38, 74, 73, 28, 72, 40, 71, 75.

(pp. 11-22a)
Epistula ad Damasum de seraphim et calculo (ep. 18A)

Stegmüller 3376

(pp. 22a, 23-25)
Epistula ad Damasum (ep. 20)

Stegmüller 3376

(pp. 25–27)
Epistula ad Damasum de fide cui in Antiochia communicare debeat (ep. 15)
(pp. 27–28)
Epistula ad Damasum [de fide cui in Antiochia communicare debeat] (ep. 16)
(pp. 28–31)
Epistula ad Damasum de seraphim et calculo (ep. 18B)
(pp. 31–46)
Epistula ad Damasum de filio prodigo (ep. 21)
(pp. 46–52)
Epistula ad Heliodorum exhortatoria (ep. 14)
(pp. 52–63)
Epistula ad Nepotianum presbyterum de vita clericorum (ep. 52)
(pp. 63–72)
Epistula ad Paulinum presbyterum (ep. 53)

Stegmüller 284 & 3306.

(p. 72)
Epistula ad Paulinum presbyterum de institutione clericorum vel monachorum (ep. 58)

Stegmüller 3307.

(pp. 73–78)
Epistula ad Heliodorum de morte Nepotiani (ep. 60)
(pp. 78–79)
Epistula Augustini ad Hieronymum (ep. 101)

Stegmüller 3385.

(pp. 79–80)
Epistula ad Augustinum (ep. 102)

Stegmüller 3386.

(p. 80)
Epistula ad Augustinum (ep. 103)

Stegmüller 3393.

(p. 80)
Epistula Augustini ad Praesidium (ep. 111)

Stegmüller 3390.

(pp. 80–84)
Epistula Augustini ad Hieronymum (ep. 110)

Stegmüller 3389.

(pp. 84–86)
Epistula Augustini ad Hieronymum (ep. 56)

Stegmüller 3382.

(pp. 87–92)
Epistula ad Paulinum presbyterum de institutione clericorum vel monachorum (ep. 58)

Stegmüller 3307.

(pp. 92–97)
Epistula ad Amandum de diversis quaestionibus (ep. 55)

Stegmüller 3373.

(pp. 97–102)
Epistula ad Heliodorum de morte Nepotiani (ep. 60)
(p. 103)
Epistula Augustini ad Hieronymum (ep. 56)

Stegmüller 3382.

(pp. 103–105)
Epistula ad Augustinum (ep. 105)

Stegmüller 3387.

(pp. 105–109)
Epistula Augustini ad Hieronymum (ep. 67)

Stegmüller 3384.

(pp. 109–112)
Epistula Augustini ad Hieronymum (ep. 104)

Stegmüller 3388.

(pp. 112–126)
Epistula ad Augustinum (ep. 112)

Stegmüller 3391.

(pp. 126–129)
Epistula ad Magnum oratorem [urbis Romae] (ep. 70)
(pp. 129–130)
Epistula ad Iulianum Aquileiae diaconum (ep. 6)
(pp. 130–131)
Epistula ad Niceam hypodiaconum Aquileiae (ep. 8)
(p. 131)
Epistula ad Chrysocomam monachum Aquileiae (ep. 9)
(pp. 131–132)
Epistula ad Antonium monachum Haemonae (ep. 12)
(pp. 132–137)
Epistula ad Evangelum presbyterum de Melchisedech (ep. 73)

Stegmüller 3317.

(pp. 137–150)
Epistula ad Rusticum monachum [de institutione vitae] (ep. 125)
(pp. 150–156)
Epistula ad Iulianum exhortatoria (ep. 118)
(pp. 160–169)
Epistula ad Oceanum de ‘Unius uxoris virum’ (ep. 69)
(pp. 169–171)
Epistula ad Riparium [de reliquiis sanctorum reverendis contra Vigilantium] (ep. 109)
(pp. 171–172)
Epistula ad Castorinam materteram (ep. 13)
(pp. 172–181)
Epistula ad Furiam [de viduitate servanda] (ep. 54)
(pp. 181–188)
Epistula ad Salvinam [consolatoria] (ep. 79)
(pp. 188–198)
Epistula ad Pammachium de optimo genere interpretandi (ep. 57)
(pp. 198–199)
Epistula ad Marcellam [ne contristaretur de aegrotatione Blesillae] (ep. 38)
(pp. 199–206)
Epistula ad Paulam de morte Blesillae (ep. 39)
(pp. 206–207)
Epistula ad Marcellam de vita Asellae (ep. 24)
(pp. 209–210a, 211–219)
Epistula ad Fabiolam de veste sacerdotali (ep. 64)

Stegmüller 3310.

(pp. 219–220)
Epistula ad Marcellam de detractoribus suis (ep. 27)

Stegmüller 3311.

(pp. 220–221)
Epistula ad Marcellam de Onaso (ep. 40)
(pp. 221–223)
Epistula ad Asellum de fictis amicis qui sibi detrahunt (ep. 45)
(pp. 223–224)
Epistula ad Florentinum de ortu amicitiae (ep. 4)
(pp. 224–225)
Epistula ad Florentium (ep. 5)
(pp. 225–226)
Epistula ad Marcum presbyterum Calcidae (ep. 17)
(pp. 226–236)
Epistula ad Avitum (ep. 124)
(pp. 236–243)
Epistula ad Oceanum de morte Fabiolae (ep. 77)
(pp. 243–245)
Faustus of Riez (?) (ps.-Jerome), Homilia super evangelium Matthaei (Jerome ep. supp. 39)

CPL 633.

(p. 245)
Rubric: Be⟨a⟩tus hieronimus in sententiis generalibus [?]
Incipit: Terrena omnia seruando amittimus et largiendo seruamus; domine misericors nostrum est præbere manus

For the same text, following the same homily, see Cologne, Dombibl., Hs. 35, fol. 145v.

BHM 990 (p. 19)

Physical Description

Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): c. 275-96 × 207-20 mm.

Layout

Ruling in hard point, one column of 32–36, mostly 35 lines. Ruled space c. 238–62 × 164–77 mm.

Hand(s)

Carolingian minuscule. For the most part written by three groups of hands in the second third of the ninth century, belonging to the second Gozbald group; the hands represent an early form of Gozbald minuscule originating in the abbey of Niederaltaich.

Typical Domstift marginalia: corrections, annotations, variant readings, citation and correction marks by various hands from the Domstift St Kilian, s. ix2/3.

Decoration

Small initials or enlarged majuscule to most Epistles.

History

Origin: 9th century, second third ; Germany, Würzburg, St. Kilian or Niederaltaich, Benedictine abbey

Provenance

On palaeographical evidence written in the ninth century, second third, either at Niederaltaich or in the Domstift St. Kilian in Würzburg, by hands belonging to the second Gozbald group that originated in Niederaltaich.

MS. Laud Misc. 252 - Part C (pp. 210b–e)

Contents

(pp. 210b–e)
Notes on dialectic

Two inserted leaves between pages 210 and 211.

On pp. 210d–e probationes pennae et incausti, including neums (p. 210d; Würzburg type)

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Musical Notation: Neums, p. 210d; Würzburg type.

History

Origin: 12th century ; Würzburg

Provenance

Würzburg, 12th century addition: based on paleographical grounds.

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).