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MS. Laud Misc. 298

Summary Catalogue no.: 1027


Johannes de Tambaco, De consolatione theologiae

With prologue, preface, and table; incomplete, ends at XV.5.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 255 leaves.
Dimensions (leaf): 34.2 × 24 cm.
Dimensions (written): 25.5 × 17 cm.


Written by the same scribe as MS. Laud Misc. 462.


Red-blue decorated initials on split red-blue ground, with fleuronée decoration; the same hand as London, British Library, Arundel MS. 85.


Origin: 15th century, first quarter ; German, Eberbach, Cistercian abbey (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Probably written in the Eberbach scriptorium.

Probably X 1 in the Eberbach catalogue of 1502 (Palmer, 1998, p. 255).

William Laud, 1573-1645, by 1638.

Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, sent 28 June 1639.

Record Sources

Description adapted (2018) from Palmer (see Bibliography) and the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858-1885) and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


    Nigel F. Palmer, Zisterzienser und ihre Bücher: die mittelalterliche Bibliotheksgeschichte von Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau under besonderer Berücksichtigung der in Oxford und London aufbewahrten Handschriften (1998), p. 293