MS. Laud Misc. 271
Summary Catalogue no.: 1326
Gregory the Great, Homiliae XL in evangelia; area of Lorsch, s. ix1
This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 590–6. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.
Fols. i recto-verso, 99r-v blank.
The beginning is identical with a part of Caesarius Arelatensis, serm. 16,1.
Fols. 11r/12v: The innermost bifolium of quire ii lost, a section of hom. 25 missing.
Added ninth (?) century; scratch glosses in Old High German on fols 2r, 4r, 4v, 32r, 85v (?) & 96r.
Additions, pen trials and sketches, 9th, 10th, 11th centuries
Ruling in hard point; one column of 29 lines. Ruled space c. 246–49 × 152–66 mm.
Carolingian minuscule, s. ix1, by two main hands.
Drawings (crayon partly inked over later) added 10th or 11th century (?), fol. 98v. Sketches for initial and border, 12th century, first half, fol. 1v. (P&A iii. 1296).
Red rubrics and line fillers.
Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639.
Last Substantive Revision
2019-07-05: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.