MS. Laud Misc. 266
Summary Catalogue no.: 1261
Pauline Epistles; Germany, s. xiimid.
This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 583-8. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.
Fols. i-ii verso blank.
List of chapters.
Stegmüller 684 & 685.
Fols. 126r-127v mostly blank, except for some pen trials and (computistic mnemonic) verses including Walther 16726.
Ruling in hard point; one column of 21 or (mostly) 22 widely-spaced lines of text per page. Ruled space c. 215–20 × 137–45 mm.
German protogothic, s. xiimid, by one hand.
Fleuronnée initial (f. 1r), added 14th century, first half. (P&A i. 141);
Fols. 6v–97v: unfilled space for coloured initials
Red rubrics, occasionally in mixed capitals.
Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639.
Provenance and Acquisition
Written in Germany, s. xiimid, as evidenced by script and decoration.
Traditionally considered to have been in the possession of the Domstift St Kilian, Würzburg (Krämer, Handschrifenerbe, 2. 852); format and style of the book are very similar to that of MSS. Laud Lat. 101 (Pauline Epistles, Domstift St Kilian) and Laud Lat. 100 & 103 (both Neumünster)
William Laud, 1573–1645: his ex libris, 1637, fol. 1r.
Given to the Bodleian as part of his third donation, dispatched on 28 June 1639.
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Last Substantive Revision
2019-07-04: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.