MS. Laud Misc. 32
Summary Catalogue no.: 657
Miscellanea; Germany, s. xiii2
This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from the Mainz Charterhouse in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2018), pp. 225–236. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.
Blank, except for: ruling; (fol. 1r) a sermon; the page rubbed to near-invisibility.
Glorieux, Théol., 29a, citing the present MS.; Kaeppeli 1665, this copy. According to J. A. Corbett (1955) 7, William of Tournai’s manual has only survived in three manuscripts: Paris, BnF, Lat. 16435, Cambrai, BM, Ms. 931 (830), and this copy. Chapters 6–13 and most of 14 missing.
An excerpt from Thomas Aquinas, Officium de corpore Christi. The same extract transmitted in Cividale del Friuli, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Cod. IX, fols. 203r–214r (s. xiv2/4) and Cod. XIV, fols. 122r–126r (s. xiii5–6/10).
Hauréau, Initia, 6. 107va, this copy only (anon., ‘De sacerdotibus’). The sermon on how a prelate should conduct himself includes an exposition of the six wings of Seraphim.
Little 60, this copy (‘W. de Kirkham? Constitutiones’); Hauréau, Initia, 1. 298vb, this copy only; Bloomfield 1235 cites the present MS. (folio nos in part incorrect): except for the very beginning, the texts are, however, not identical. The same is true for the ‘Suffragium curatorum’ (Bloomfield 1234, and suppl.; Kaeppeli 2824; Sharpe, Handlist, 567 (Robert of Olomouc OCist, Summa confessionum)
The first note refers to I Tim 5:8 and John Cassian, Collationes, 2. 14. 5 & 6; three excerpts from Bernard of Clairvaux, Apologia ad Guillelum S. Theodorici abbatem, 12. 28–29. The last two, which are also ascribed to Bernard of Clairvaux, not verifiable.
blank, except for ruling and an excerpt from Sextus the Pythagorean, Sententiae, tr. Rufinus
Ruling in lead point, one column of mostly 22 lines, above top line. Ruled space c.116–24 × 75–88 mm.
German textualis by a single hand
Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639.
Provenance and Acquisition
Mainz, Charterhouse St Michael: 15th-century ex-libris inscription at the upper margin of fol. 3r; an early 15th-century list of contents at the upper half fol. 2v, inserted by a hand from the Mainz Charterhouse, and corrected in a contemporary, Carthusian hand. Identifiable as C XIX T in cat. ii.
William Laud, 1573–1645: his ex-libris inscription, dated 1638, at the lower margin of fol. 2v.
Given to the Bodleian as part of his third donation, dispatched on 28 June 1639.
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Last Substantive Revision
2023-01-09: Description revised for Mainz digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.