A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Laud Misc. 294

Summary Catalogue no.: 763


(fols. 1va-106vb)
Eusebius of Caesarea, Historia ecclesiastica (tr. Rufinus)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 106 + i folios
Dimensions (leaf): 360 × 268 mm.
Dimensions (written): 279 × 205 mm.


Red initials with occasional decoration.


Laudian binding.


Origin: 12th century, end or 13th century, beginning ; German, Eberbach, Cistercian abbey (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

‘Probably’ from the Eberbach scriptorium (Palmer).

Eberbach ex libris, fol. 1r.

Identifiable as f 13 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:
Nigel F. Palmer, Zisterzienser und ihre Bücher: die mittelalterliche Bibliotheksgeschichte von Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau (Regensburg, 1998), p. 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

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Last Substantive Revision

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