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MS. Laud Misc. 290

Summary Catalogue no.: 1333


(fols. '1-2'ra - 111vb)
Jerome, Commentary on Isaiah (bks. 1-8)
Language(s): Latin
(fols. 111vb-112ra)
Verses on simony
Incipit: Signat musi petri uarii narramina metri
Explicit: Ergo ferat seuas iudas cum symone penas

Walther 18195, here 65 lines. Contemporary addition.

(fol. 112rb)
Prayer to the Virgin
Incipit: ⟨A⟩ue maria a deo preelecta ianua celi ortus benedictionis
Explicit: mundissimum habitaculum dei

Contemporary addition.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 112 + i folios
Dimensions (leaf): 349 × 233 mm.
Dimensions (written): 268 × 180 mm.
Foliation: '1-2' (one folio), 3-95, 96a, 96b, 97-113


Red 'silhouette' initials.


Laudian binding.


Origin: 13th century, beginning ; German, Eberbach, Cistercian abbey (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

‘Possibly’ from the Eberbach scriptorium (Palmer).

Characteristic Eberbach annotations.

Identifiable as a 32 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 (July 2019) from the following sources, with additional description of fol. 112:
Nigel F. Palmer, Zisterzienser und ihre Bücher: die mittelalterliche Bibliotheksgeschichte von Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau (Regensburg, 1998), pp. 102, 293 [physical description, date, origin, provenance]
H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858-1885 [contents, acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)


Last Substantive Revision

2019-07-09: Description revised for Polonsky German.