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MS. Laud Misc. 266

Summary Catalogue no.: 1261

Pauline Epistles; Germany, s. xiimid.

Contents

Language(s): Latin

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.

(fols. 1r-126r)
Pauline Epistles
1.1. (fols. 1r-3r)
Prologue to Pauline Epistles

Stegmüller, Bibl. 670.

1.2.
(fols. 3r-4v)
Prologue to Romans

Stegmüller, Bibl. 674.

(fol. 4v)
Prologue to Romans

Stegmüller, Bibl. 677.

(fols. 4v-6v)

List of chapters.

(fols. 6v-27v)
Romans
1.3.
(fols. 27v-29r)
List of chapters
(fol. 29r)
Prologue to I Corinthians

Stegmüller, Bibl. 684 & 685.

(fols. 29v–50r)
I Corinthians
(fols. 50r–51r)
List of chapters
(fol. 51r)
Prologue to II Corinthians

Stegmüller, Bibl. 699.

(fols. 51r–64r)
II Corinthians
1.4.
(fol. 64r–v)
List of chapters
(fol. 64v)
Prologue to Galatians

Stegmüller, Bibl. 707.

(fols. 64v–71r)
Galatians
1.5.
(fol. 71r–v)
List of chapters
(fol. 71v)
Prologue to Ephesians

Stegmüller, Bibl. 716.

(fols. 72r–78r)
Ephesians
1.6.
(fol. 78r–v)
List of chapters
(fol. 78v)
Prologue to Philippians

Stegmüller, Bibl. 728.

(fols. 78v–83r)
Philippians
1.7.
(fol. 83r–v)
List of chapters
(fol. 84r)
Prologue to Colossians

Stegmüller, Bibl. 736.

(fols. 84r–88v)
Colossians
1.8.
(fols. 88v-89r)
Laodiceans
1.9.
(fols. 89r–90r)
List of chapters
(fol. 90r)
Prologue to I Thessalonians

Stegmüller, Bibl. 747.

(fols. 90r–94r)
I Thessalonians
(fols. 94r–v)
List of chapters
(fol. 94v)
Prologue to II Thessalonians

Stegmüller, Bibl. 752.

(fols. 94v–96v)
II Thessalonians
1.10.
(fols. 96v–97v)
List of chapters
(fol. 97v)
Prologue to I Timothy

Stegmüller, Bibl. 765.

(fols. 97v–102v)
I Timothy
(fol. 102v)
Prologue to II Timothy

Stegmüller, Bibl. 772.

(fols. 103r–v)
List of chapters
(fols. 103v–107r)
II Timothy
1.11.
(fol. 107r)
Prologue to Titus

Stegmüller, Bibl. 780.

(fols. 107r–109v)
Titus
1.12.
(fol. 109v)
Prologue to Philemon

Stegmüller, Bibl. 783.

(fol. 109v)
List of chapters
(fols. 109v–110v)
Philemon
1.13.
(fol. 110v)
Prologue to Hebrews

Stegmüller, Bibl. 794.

(fols. 110v-126r)
Hebrews

Fols. 126r-127v mostly blank, except for some pen trials and (computistic mnemonic) verses including Walther 16726.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i (17th cent.) + 1 (medieval flyleaf) + 126 + i (17th cent.) leaves
Dimensions (leaf): c. 313–20 × 230–35 mm.
The fore-edge trimmed (occasionally affecting prickings).
Foliation: i, ii, 1–126, 127

Layout

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.

Hand(s)

German protogothic, s. xiimid, by one hand.

Decoration

Fleuronnée initial (f. 1r), added 14th century, first half. (Pächt and Alexander i. 141);

Fols. 6v–97v: unfilled space for coloured initials

Red rubrics, occasionally in mixed capitals.

Binding

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

History

Origin: 12th century, middle; added decoration 14th century, first half ; Germany

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.

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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2019-07-04: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.