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

MS. Laud Misc. 315

Summary Catalogue no.: 1055

Miscellany of Sermons and Saints' Lives. Germany, s. xiii2.

Contents

Language(s): Latin

This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from the Mainz Charterhouse in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2018), pp. 800–865. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.

1. (fol. 1ra-rb)
Expositio missae

A summary of Bertold of Regensburg, Expositio, which forms part of his Rusticanus de dominicis (ed.: Franz, Messe, 742, l. 1-745).

2. (fols 1va-2rb)
Theological texts

De oboedientia. Several textual units, presumably ending on fol. 2rb.

3. (fols 2rb–81vb)
Saints' lives

Some of the texts identical with Jacobus de Voragine, Legenda aurea (ed.: Maggioni, 2 vols; - Kaeppeli 2154) or Bartholomew of Trent, Liber epilogorum in gesta sanctorum (ed. E. Paoli, Edizione nazionale dei testi mediolatini 2, serie I, i (Florence, 2001; the rest mostly anonymous. For full details and bibliography, see printed catalogue.

(fol. 2rb)

Andreas ap. (LA 2. 162–228).

(fol. 3ra)

Petrus ap. (LA 84. 1–260, 291–301).

(fol. 6ra)

Paulus ap. (85. 1–186).

(fol. 8rb)

De duobus theologis

(fol. 8rb)

Purificatio BMV (LA 37. 1–151).

(fol. 10va)

Annuntiatio dni (LA 50. 1–117).

(fol. 11vb)

Assumptio BMV (LA 115. 1–127, 131–148).

(fol. 13vb)

Nativitas BMV.

(fol. 14vb)

Letania maior et minor (LA 66. 1–14, 20–72).

(fol. 15va)

Augustinus ep. Hipponensis (LA 120. 1–202, 213–251; 298–308); interpolation, between 251 & 298

(fol. 19ra)

Decollatio s. Iohannis Baptistae.

(fol. 19rb)

Nicolaus ep. Myrensis (Lib. epil. 8).

(fol. 20rb)

Franciscus. [Bartholomew of Trent, Epilogus in S. Franciscum] (ed.: Legendae S. Francisci Assisiensis..., Analecta Franciscana 10 (Quaracchi, 1941) 540–43).

(fol. 20vb)

Paulus Thebaeus (LA 15).

(fol. 21ra)

Antonius ab. (LA 21. 10–122).

(fol. 22ra)

Iohannes Chrysostomus (Lib. epil. 52).

(fol. 22rb)

Ignatius (LA 36. 1–69).

(fol. 23ra)

Gregorius I. papa (LA 46. 8–74, 108–130, 143–206, 211–286).

(fol. 25vb)

Benedictus (Lib. epil. 80).

(fol. 26va)

Bernardus (in part identical with Lib. epil. 274).

(fol. 27rb)

Barlaam et Iosaphat (Lib. epil. 355).

(fol. 29vb)

Gervasius et Protasius (LA 80. 8–49).

(fol. 30va)

Iohannes et Paulus (LA 82. 1–14, 21–58).

(fol. 31ra)

Leo I. papa (LA 83. 1–26).

(fol. 31rb)

Alexius conf. (LA 90).

(fol. 32va)

Christophorus (LA 96. 2–118), with addition (fol. 33va, l. 43)

(fol. 33vb)

Inventio s. Stephani (LA 108).

(fol. 35ra)

Hippolytus (LA 114. 5–55, 63–75).

(fol. 35vb)

Eusebius (LA 104. 4–43).

(fol. 36rb)

Protus et Hyacinthus (LA 130. 1–72).

(fol. 37rb)

Euphemia (LA 134. 6–41).

(fol. 37vb)

Cosmas et Damianus (LA 139. 9–71).

(fol. 38va)

Leodegarius (LA 144).

(fol. 39ra)

Callistus papa (LA 150).

(fol. 39rb)

Briccius (LA 163).

(fol. 39va)

Iustina (LA 138. 3–104).

(fol. 40vb)

Forseus (LA 140).

(fol. 41rb)

Germanus (LA 103. 5–22, 46–56, 66–75).

(fol. 41vb)

Leonardus (LA 151. 12–87).

(fol. 42vb)

Septem dormientes (LA 97).

(fol. 44ra)

omnes sancti (Lib. epil. 332).

(fol. 44va)

Thomas ap. (LA 5. 12–177).

(fol. 46ra)

Thomas ap. (ed. F. Wilhelm, Deutsche Legenden und Legendare. Texte und Untersuchungen zu ihrer Geschichte im Mittelalter (Leipzig, 1907) 50–56).

(fol. 46vb)

Catharina v. m. Alexandriae.

(fol. 47vb)

Clemens (Lib. epil. 348)

(fol. 48rb)

Caecilia (Lib. epil. 347).

(fol. 49rb)

Andreas ap. (Lib. epil. 2).

(fol. 49vb)

Iacobus ap. (ed.: Mombritius 2. 37–40, etc.; – Lipsius, Apostelgeschichten, 1. 177f. (sources) & 2, 2. 201–08; BHL 4057).

(fol. 51rb)

Simon et Iudas.

(fol. 52ra)

Mauritius (Lib. epil. 305).

(fol. 52va)

Vitus, Modestus et Crescentia.

(fol. 53rb)

Silvester papa (LA 12. 8–232).

(fol. 55vb)

Lucia.

(fol. 56vb)

Michael.

(fol. 57va)

Nereus et Achilleus et soc. (LA 70. 7–30).

(fol. 58ra)

Pancratius (LA 71. 4–24).

(fol. 58rb)

Iohannes ev. (Lib. epil. 19).

(fol. 59ra)

Passio dni (LA 51. 1–261).

(fol. 62ra)

Dionysius, Rusticus et Eleutherius.

(fol. 62va)

Agatha (LA 39. 9–104).

(fol. 63va)

Valentinus.

(fol. 63va)

Iuliana.

(fol. 64rb)

Scholastica. [Gregory the Great, Dialogi], 2. 33, excerpt (ed.: Acta SS. Febr. II (1658) 402A–B; Moricca 125, l. 17–127, l. 8) = LA app. 196 (193) (ed.: Graesse 885–886, l. 19) (BHL 7514).

(fol. 64va)

Ambrosius.

(fol. 65ra)

‘Tres contra peccatores accusatores stabunt scilicet dyabolus. proprium scelus et totus mundus dyabolus namque accusabit sicut dicit augustinus presto inquit ... iniquitatem tuam’.‘In iudicio iiijor ordines erunt sicut dicit gregorius ... (fol. 65rb) aduentu numquam terminatur’.

(fol. 65rb)

Erhardus.

(fol. 65va)

Adelbertus.

(fol. 65vb)

Verena.

(fol. 66ra)

Ieiunia quatuor temporum (LA 35).

(fol. 66rb)

Philippus ap. (LA 62. 1–19).

(fol. 66va)

Iacobus ap. (LA 63. 1–36)

(fol. 67rb)

Inventio s. crucis (LA 64. 3–135).

(fol. 68va)

Exaltatio s. crucis.

(fol. 69ra)

Mathias ap. (LA 45. 13ff.), the second half of the text different.

(fol. 69vb)

Laurentius (LA 113. 1–9, 12–137).

(fol. 70vb)

Vincentius (LA 25. 7–70).

(fol. 71rb)

Fabianus (LA 22. 1–7).

(fol. 71va)

Sebastianus (LA 23. 7–110).

(fol. 72va)

Agnes. [Passio s. Agnetis (Ps.-Ambrose, ep. 1)] (ed.: PL 17. 735B–42C; – BHL 156; CPL 2159).

(fol. 74ra)

Blasius. LA 38. 4–82 (ed. Maggioni 1. 252–55).

(fol. 74vb)

Quiriacus (Iudas)

(fol. 75ra)

Maria Aegyptiaca (ed.: K. Kunze, Die Legende der heiligen Maria Aegyptiaca. Ein Beispiel hagiographischer Überlieferung in 16 unveröffentlichten deutschen, niederländischen und lateinischen Fassungen, Texte des späten Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit 28 (Berlin, 1978) 70–77; – K. Kunze, Studien zur Legende der heiligen Maria Aegyptiaca im deutschen Sprachgebiet, Philologische Studien und Quellen 49 (1969) 190f.).

(fol. 76ra)

Bartholomaeus ap.

(fol. 76va)

Matthaeus ap.

(fol. 77ra)

Hieronymus.

(fol. 77va)

(AB 102 (1984) 371) Remigius.

(fol. 78ra)

Adam et Eva. The text up to fol. 78vb, l. 9 identical with cap. 1–24 of J.-P. Pettorelli (ed.), ‘La vie latine d’Adam et Ève’, ALMA 56 (1998) 5–104, at pp. 41–50 (Stegmüller, RB, 74,10).

(fol. 79ra)

Felix in Pincis (LA 19).

(fol. 79rb)

Gallus.

(fol. 79vb)

Barbara.

(fol. 81va)

Translatio s. Martini ep.

(fol. 81va)

Erasmus.

4. (fol. 82ra-rb)
Two sermons
5. (fols 82va-83va)
Homilies

Miracles, partly based on or excerpted from Caesarius of Heisterbach, Dialogus miraculorum (ed.: J. Strange (Cologne 1851); ed. N. Nörges & H. Schneider, Fontes Christiani 86 (2009)) and Liber octo miraculorum (ed.: A. Hilka, Die Wundergeschichten des Caesarius von Heisterbach (Bonn 1937)).

6. (fol. 83va)
Biblical extracts

Auctoritates, from the Bible: Proverbs, Sirach, Ecclesiastes, Job and Isaiah; the first one not identifiable.

7. (fol. 83va-vb)
Short exempla and sermons

For incipits, see printed catalogue.

8. (fols 83vb-87ra)
Vita s. Odiliae virginis (ed.: AB 13 (1894) 9-16, l. 12; 18, l. 4-32; ed. W. Levison, MGH SS. rer. Merov. 6 (1913) 37-50; - BHL 6271 and nov. suppl.; M. Sepet, ‘Observations sur la légende de sainte Odile’, Bibliothèque de l’école des Chartes 63 (1902) 517-36 Text breaks off at fol. 84vb, l. 11 and continues on fol. 85rb, but text missing (ed. W. Levison , loc. cit., 41, l. 15-42, l. 10).
9. (fol. 87ra-va)
Ps.-Bede, Homiliae evangelii (extracts)

De divite: hom. 3. 104 (ed.: PL 94. 505B-06D; CPL 1368).

10. (fol. 87va-vb)
Honorius of Autun, Speculum ecclesiae (extract)

De S. Pelagia (ed.: PL 172. 913B-14D; Schneyer ii. 720ff).

11. (fols 88ra–92rb)
Homilies and exempla

Miracles and exempla partly based on or excerpted from Caesarius of Heisterbach, Dialogus miraculorum and Liber octo miraculorum. Opening imperfect, editions as above.

12. (fol. 92rb)
Patristic extracts

Auctoritates. Authors quoted: Bernard of Clairvaux, Jerome, Augustine, Gregory the Great, Sixtus, and Alcuin.

13. (fols 92va-93ra)
Miracles

Partly based on or excerpted from Caesarius of Heisterbach, Dialogus miraculorum and Liber octo miraculorum. Opening imperfect, editions as above; full listing in printed catalogue.

(fol. 93a) A note on superbia and extracts from Bernard of Clairvaux.
14. (fols 93ra-97rb)
Visio Tungdali (ed. A. Wagner (Erlangen, 1882) 6, l. 18-40; - A. Wagner, ‘Zur Tundalusvision’, Anglia NF 8=20 (1896) 452-62, this MS. discussed at pp. 453f.; see also ‘Tundalus’ VL 9 (1995) 1142-46 [N. F. Palmer]). The present copy, which represents a very good text of the oldest version of the Tundalus vision, with some shortenings at the beginning, has textual affinities with MS. London, BM, Add. 11437; it breaks off after the description of the torments in hell, omitting the joys of paradise.
15. (fols 97rb-98va)
Visio Philiberti (ed. T. G. v. Karajan, Frühlingsgabe für Freunde älterer Literatur (Vienna, 1839) 85, l. 9–98; T. Wright, The Latin poems commonly attributed to Walter Mapes (London, 1841; repr. Hildesheim, 1968) 95–106; E. du Méril, Poésies populaires latines antérieures au douzième siècle (Paris, 1843) 219, l. 6–229, l. 5; etc.; – T. Batiouchkof, ‘Le débat de l’âme et du corps’, Romania 20 (1891) 1–55, 513–78; Chevalier 29918; Little 148; Bloomfield 1862 & 3223, and suppl).
16. (fols 98va–101va)
Sermons

For incipits, see printed catalogue.

17. (fols 100va-101ra)
Vita S. Patricii

(Hardy, Materials, 1. 191a, this copy (incorrect folio no.); C. Plummer, Miscellanea hagiographica Hibernica, Subsidia Hagiographica 15 (Brussels, 1925) 253 (no. 292); L. Bieler, Codices Patriciani latini: a descriptive catalogue of Latin manuscripts relating to St. Patrick (Dublin, 1942) 45 (no. 58); incipit cf. BHL 6515). Unidentified text.

18. (fols 101ra-102vb)
Sermons

Excerpt ascribed to Bernard of Clairvaux, (fol. 101rb) sermons, and notes.

19. (fols 103ra–111ra)
Saints' lives and legends

For full item details, see printed catalogue.

(fol. 103ra)

Urbanus I. papa. LA 72. 6–23 (ed. Maggioni 1. 515f.).

(fol. 103ra)

Iacobus minor. LA 63. 75–189

(fol. 104rb)

Petrus et Marcellinus. LA 74 (ed. Maggioni 1. 519f.).

(fol. 104va)

Thomas ep. Cantuariensis. LA 11. 4–51 (ed. Maggioni 1. 103–06).

(fol. 105ra)

Longinus. LA 47 (ed. Maggioni 1. 307f.).

(fol. 105rb)

Timotheus. LA 117. 5–10 (ed.: Maggioni 2. 827).

(fol. 105rb)

Symphorianus. LA 118. 5–20 (ed.: Maggioni 2. 828f.).

(fol. 105rb)

Eustachius.

(fol. 105vb)

Apollinaris.

(fol. 106rb)

Liborius.

(fol. 106va)

Mennas Aegyptius.

(fol. 106va)

Romanus martyr.

(fol. 106vb)

Primus et Felicianus.

(fol. 107ra)

Bonifatius.

(fol. 107rb)

Marcus ev.

(fol. 107va)

Victor et corona.

(fol. 107va)

Petronella.

(fol. 107vb)

Tres pueri.

(fol. 108ra)

Cyriacus et soc.

(fol. 108rb)

Afra et soc.

(fol. 109ra)

Septem fratres.

(fol. 109va)

Symphorosa et septem filii.

(fol. 109vb)

Kilianus.

(fol. 110ra)

Bonifatius .

(fol. 110va)

Sixtus II. papa.

(fol. 110va)

Lambertus.

(fol. 110vb)

Polycarpus (AB 102, p. 369).

20. (fols 111ra–112rb)
Miracles

Including extracts from Vitas patrum, 5. 23 (ed.: PL 73. 879A–C; BHL 6527), Gregory the Great, Dialogi (Vita S. Benedicti)(ed.: PL 66. 142A–80A (selection); BHL 1102).

21. (fol. 112rb-vb)
Patristic extracts

Auctoritates. Authors quoted: Bernard of Clairvaux, Jerome, Gregory the Great, Seneca the Younger and Ambrose.

22. (fol. 113ra-vb)
Saints’ lives

Includes miracles, for listing see printed catalogue.

(fol. 113ra)

Decem milia martyrum (LA app. 183 (178) (ed.: Graesse 858); – BHL nov. suppl. 24d), explicit longer here.

(fol. 113rb)

Egidii confessoris.

23. (fols 113vb-115vb)
Patristic extracts

Auctoritates. Authors quoted: Augustine, Bernard of Clairvaux, Seneca the Younger, Gregory the Great, John Chrysostom and others.

24. (fols 115vb-116ra)
Theological texts

For incipits, see printed catalogue.

25. (fols 116ra-117va)
Ps.-Augustine, Manuale

Preface (shortened), cap. 1-17 (pr. Strasbourg c.1476 (GW 2969), etc.; ed.: PL 40. 951-59 = PL 177. 171A-79D; Glorieux, Migne, 28; PLS 2. 1366; Römer ii/1. 122 (no. 15); ii/2. 276; Bloomfield 4957, and suppl.; CPPM 2. 3074).

27. (fol. 118ra-vb)
Theological texts

Short tractates. For incipits, see printed catalogue.

28. (fols 118vb-119vb)
Miracles

The text breaks off; for the continuation see below, fol. 129ra (item 37).

29. (fol. 120ra-vb)
Miracles

For incipits, see printed catalogue.

30. (fols 120vb-121ra)
Patristic extracts

Auctoritates. Authors quoted: Bernard of Clairvaux, Augustine and Biblical quotations from Job.

31. (fols 121ra-123rb)
Miracles

And anecdotes, mostly based on or extracted from Caesarius of Heisterbach, Dialogus miraculorum.

32. (fols 123va-124va)
Patristic extracts

Auctoritates. Authors/works quoted: Isidore of Seville, Seneca the Younger, Augustine, Ambrose and others.

33. (fol. 124va)
Jacobus de Voragine, Legenda aurea

De quindecim signis diei iudicii, 1. 72-92, De adventu dni (ed.: Maggioni 1. 16f.; Gerhardt & Palmer, 15 Zeichen, 65f).

34. (fols 124va-126rb)
Patristic extracts

Auctoritates. Authors quoted: Gregory the Great, Augustine, Bernard of Clairvaux, Ambrose and others.

35. (fols 126va-127va)
Miracles

For incipits, see printed catalogue.

36. (fols 127va-128vb)
Patristic extracts

Auctoritates, imperfect. Authors quoted: John Chrysostom, Jerome, Gregory the Great, Isidore of Seville and others.

37. (fols 129ra-135rb)
Miracles

Continuation from fol. 129ra (item 28). Includes extracts from the Vitas patrum and Caesarius of Heisterbach, Dialogus miraculorum.

38. (fols 135va-139vb)
Interrogationes ad episcopos et praelatos (Bloomfield 5539).
39. (fols 139vb–145rb)
Miracles

For incipits, see printed catalogue.

40. (fols 145rb-152va)
Henricus de Frimaria, Tractatus de vitiis

Abridged version (unpr. as such but the table of contents printed in Stroick, Friemar, 69-71; Zumkeller 337, 337n.; Bloomfield 6456, and suppl.).

41. (fol. 152va-vb)
Sermon

For incipit, see printed catalogue.

42. (fols 152vb–154vb)
Miracles

Including extracts from the Vitas patrum. For incipits, see printed catalogue.

43. (fols 154vb–155rb)
Two sermons

For incipits, see printed catalogue. Accompanied by (fol. 154vb) Admonitio regularis disciplinae (ed. M. Haverals, ‘Deux exhortations à la vie monastique de la “dévotion moderne”’, in Pascua mediaevalia. Studies voor Prof. Dr. J.M. De Smet, eds R. Lievens et al., Mediaevalia Lovaniensia ser. 1, 10 (Leuven 1983) 603–18, at pp. 611–13; Bloomfield suppl. 224a).

44. (fol. 155rb-va)
De duodecim gradibus humilitatis

Summary of Bernard of Clairvaux, De XII gradibus humilitatis (ed.: PL 182. 941A-72).

45. (fols 155va-156ra)
Grammatical treatise

Etymologies. Some identical with Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae (ed.: PL 82. 73-728C; ed. W. M. Lindsay, OCT (1985, the latest (5th) repr. of the 1st ed. 1911); - Stegmüller, RB, 5164; Díaz 122; CPL 1186).

46. (fol. 156ra-vb)
Saints’ lives
(fol. 156ra)

Elizabeth, see below, item 49.

(fol. 156vb)

Gorgonius et Dorotheus. LA 129 (ed.: Maggioni 2. 924).

47. (fol. 156vb)
Treatise on pastoral care

De bono pastore (Six things that constitute a good priest).

48. (fols 156vb-159ra)
Theological miscellany

(fols 156vb-159ra) Various texts: De confessione, luxuria, superbia,invidia, avaritia, accidia, gula, and De decem praeceptis.

49. (fols 159ra-164rb, 156ra-vb)
Saint’s life

De S. Elizabeth.

50. (fols 164va-165vb)
Three sermons

For incipits, see printed catalogue.

51. (fols 165vb-184ra)
Saints’ lives

For full details, see printed catalogue.

(fol. 165vb)
Navigatio s. Brendani (ed. C. Selmer, Publications in Mediaeval Studies 16 (Notre Dame, 1959) 3-82, citing the present MS. at p. 111, no. 33 (e); incorrect date; G. Orlandi & Hardy, Materials, 1. 458, this copy (incorrect date: s. xv); BHL & BHL nov. suppl. 1437; incipit cf. also BHL 1447; J. F. Kenney, The sources for the early history of Ireland: ecclesiastical. An introduction and guide (New York, 1968, repr. 1993) 414f.; M. Esposito, ‘Sur la Navigatio sancti Brendani et sur ses versions italiennes’, Romania 64 (1938) 328-46, this copy at p. 333 (incorrect date); C. Strijbosch, The legend of St Brendan: a critical bibliography (Dublin, 2000), citing the present MS. at p. 17, incorrect folio nos and date).
(fol. 175va)

Maria Magdalena. LA 92. 1–160 (ed.: Maggioni 1. 628–38). Text in part shortened.

(fol. 177va)

Martha. Liber epil. 326 (ed. E. Paoli (Florence, 2001) 316–18).

(fol. 178ra)

Undecim mille virginum. Liber epil. 328 (ed. E. Paoli (Florence, 2001) 320–23), followed by LA 154. 52–58 (Undecim mille virginum) (ed.: Maggioni 2. 1077f.)

(fol. 179ra)

Basilius. LA 26. 1–168 (ed.: Maggioni 1. 180–87). Text in part shortened.

(fol. 180va)

Christina. LA 94. 3–61 (ed. Maggioni 1. 646–648);

(fol. 181ra)

Dedicatio ecclesiae. LA 178 (ed. Maggioni 2. 1283–98). Text shortened.

52. (fols 184ra-187rb)
Miracles

Mostly based on or extracted from Caesarius of Heisterbach, Dialogus miraculorum.

53. (fols 187rb-190vb)
Patristic extracts

Auctoritates. Authors quoted: Augustine, Bernard of Clairvaux, Gregory the Great, Isidore of Seville and others.

54. (fols 190vb-193rb, upper half)
Ps.-Theotimus, Passio s. Margaretae

With prologue and epilogue (ed.: Mombritius 2. 190-96; ed. F. M. Mack, EETS OS 193 (1934) 127-42; BHL & BHL nov. suppl. 5303; G. H. Gerould, ‘A new text of the Passio sanctae Margaritæ with some account of its Latin and English relations’, PMLA 39 (1924) 525-56, esp. pp. 525 547 (with edition)).

55. (fol. 193rb, 193ra-rb, lower half)
Commentary on the Lord's Prayer

De oratione dominica, commentary on the Lord’s prayer (Bloomfield 8255; cf. Barré, Homéliaires, 327 (M 140)).

56. (fol. 193va-vb, upper and lower half)
Miracles

Imperfect at the end. For listing, see printed catalogue.

(fol. 193va) De sancto Thoma Canthuariensi copied in a different, 15th-cent. hand.

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: -ciores primis
Form: codex
Support: parchment; (fols 97, 124, 137 & 155) stitching preserved, in natural-coloured thread; (fols 118, 124 & 134) remnants of stitching (stitching holes); (fols 116 & 117) the outer margins reinforced with a parchment slip, with large stitching in plain thread; (fol. 193) the leaf in two separate halves, knotted together near the outer margin with plain thread; (fols 187r–193v) Remnants of previous binding furniture: up to three large rust marks in the outer margins, from fore-edge clasps or straps.
Extent: i (17th-cent.) + 193 + i (17th-cent.) leaves
Dimensions (leaf): c.175–85 × 100–25 mm.
Foliation: i, 1–194, in modern (19th-cent.) pencil

Collation

i–iii 8 | iv & v 10 | vi 12 | vii & viii 8 | ix 10-1 | x 16-4 | xi 16-7 | xii 10-1 | xiii 12-1 | xiv 12 | xv 14-1 | xvi 8 | xvii 14-3 | xviii 8 | xix 10

Layout

Ruling in ink, two columns, the number of lines varies strongly: c.44–71, ruled in crayon, ink or lead point. Ruled space c.138–57 × 93–108 mm.

Hand(s)

German textualis, s. xiii2, by one scribe, below the top line. Occasionally marginal annotations, corrections and paraphs in the hand of the scribe and in another, contemporary hand, as well as in a hand of s. xv from the Mainz Charterhouse, in black ink.

Decoration

Coloured initials in red.

Rubrication.

Binding

Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Archbp. Laud, 1637–1639

History

Origin: 13th century, second half ; Germany

Provenance and Acquisition

Mainz, Carthusian abbey of St Michael: the 15th-century ex-libris inscription at the upper margin of fol. 193v, boxed in, and faded now: ‘Iste liber est carthusiensium iuxta Magunciam’. Identifiable as B XV Qr in cat. ii

William Laud, 1573–1645: Ex-libris, dated 1638, at the lower half of fol. i verso

Given to the Bodleian as part of his third donation, dispatched on 28 June 1639.

Record Sources

See above. Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858–1885).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Bibliography

    Published descriptions:

    Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from the Mainz Charterhouse in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue, 2 vols. (Oxford, 2018), pp. 800–865

Last Substantive Revision

2023-08-28: Description revised for Mainz digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.