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MS. Laud Misc. 274

Summary Catalogue no.: 1256

Jerome on Joel, Jonah, and Nahum; Germany, c. 1100


Jerome , Commentary on the Minor Prophets (Joel, Jonah, Nahum)
(fol. 1)

Joel (Stegmüller 3360)

(fol. 31)

Jonah (Stegmüller 3363)

(fol. 52)

Nahum (Stegmüller 3366)

Followed (fol. 78r-v) by prologues to Johah (Stegmüller 524) and Nahum (Stegmüller 528)

Fol. 79r, note on Basilides, from Augustine, De haeresibus, iv.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 79 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 328 × 235 mm.
Dimensions (written): 240 × 152 mm.


2 cols., 27 lines.


Red floriate initials; animal initial, fol. 52r. Perhaps by the same hand as MS. Canon. Pat. Lat. 57.


Origin: c. 1100 ; German

Provenance and Acquisition

Identifiable as 'Erb. Mi. 134' in the "Rheinischen Gesamtkatalog" from the 1470s (now Basel, Öffentliche Bibliothek der Universität, cod. F VI 53, pp. 1-28, on p. 9).

Identifiable as F 18 in the Eberbach library catalogue of 1502.

William Laud, 1573-1645, 1638.

Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, 1639.

Record Sources

Description adapted (Oct. 2019) by Matthew Holford (with additional description of fol. 79r) from the following sources:
Nigel F. Palmer, Zisterzienser und ihre Bücher: die mittelalterliche Bibliotheksgeschichte von Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau (Regensburg, 1998), pp. 101, 292 [physical description, date, provenance]
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, I (1966), no. 49 [decoration, localization]
H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858-1885 [contents, decoration, localization, acquisition]

Digital Images

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Last Substantive Revision

2019-10-22: Description revised for Polonksy German.