MS. Laud Misc. 346
Summary Catalogue no.: 949
Vitas patrum; Germany, 15th century, middle or second half
V.xvi-xviii, VI.i-iv (with additional division after iv.7, fol. 76v, 'Expliciunt septem capitula abbatis moysi. Item verba abbatis moysi'); PL 73.969–1022
PG 34, 443–446
Extracts from Verba seniorum VII.i-xli.1 (PL 73.1025–1056)
CPL 1155; PL 103.665–672.
1 col., c. 21 lines; frame-ruled.
Initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 164)
8–13 line decorated penwork initials in red and black sometimes with foliate patterns, at the beginning of sections (fols. 1r, 7v, etc.
Coloured initials, sometimes extending into the margins; capitals touched in red.
Rubrics; some rubrics and initials not filled in (fol. 147v, 154v)
Late-medieval blind-tooled and stamped binding.
Former chained binding.
Provenance and Acquisition
Not identifiable in the Eberbach catalogue of 1502.
Eberbach, Cistercian abbey: ex libris of the Eberbach Abtsbibliothek.
Eberbach signature ‘M’, 17th century, on the front board.
William Laud, 1573–1645, 1638.
Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, 1639.
MS. Laud Misc. 346 - endleaves (fols. i, 256)
Two leaves; rites for the ordeals of fire and cold water.
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Digital Bodleian (1 image of binding from 35mm slides)
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Last Substantive Revision
2020-04-24: Description revised for Polonsky to incorporate fuller identification of contents and more detailed description of decoration.