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MS. Laud Misc. 367

Summary Catalogue no.: 1081

Richard of St.-Victor, etc.; 13th century, beginning, west Germany

Contents

1. (fols. 1r-23v)
Richard of St.-Victor (attrib.) , Commentary on Acts xii.1-11 (Sermo in illud 'Misit Herodes rex manus')
Rubric: Incipit prologus in sermonem Anshelmi Cantuariensis episcopi de carcere beati Petri apostoli
Incipit: Scripturam sacram recte cum legit intelligit
Incipit: Misit Herdoes manus Quem sub herodis uocabulo accipere debemus
Explicit: per suos angelos eripit iesus christus deus et dominus noster cui est cum patre

PL 141.277-306; Stegmüller 2340 (under Fulbertus Carnotensis); J. Châtillon, 'Misit Herodes rex manus. Un opuscule de Richard de Saint-Victor égaré parmi les oeuvres de Fulbert de Chartres', Revue de Moyen Age Latin 6 (1950), 287-98

Language(s): Latin
2. (fols. 23v-26r)
Basil of Caesarea, Hom. VI de fide (tr. Rufinus)
Rubric: Fides beati Basilii Caesariensis episcopi
Incipit: Dei quidem sine intermissione memorem esse
Explicit: nunquam nos dereliquat per gratiam domini nostri

CPG 2859; PG 31.1781-5

Language(s): Latin
3. (fols. 26v-69r)
Richard of St.-Victor, Benjamin minor
Rubric: Incipit liber Richardi de xii. patriarchis
Incipit: Beniamin adolescentulus in mentis excessu Audiant adolescentuli sermonem
Explicit: humana ratio applaudit

Rest of fol. 69r and fol. 69v blank.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 69 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 239 × 150 mm.
Dimensions (written): 180 × 111 mm.

Layout

Fols. 1r-34v: 33-4 long lines; written above the top line.

Fols. 35r-69r: 29 long lines; written above the top line.

Hand(s)

Protogothic script by two hands (fols. 1r-34r, 34r-69r). Flex punctuation.

Decoration

Red initials with some decoration, regarded by P&A as similar to the Eberbach style. (P&A i. 117).

Binding

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

History

Origin: 13th century, beginning ; German, West, possibly Eberbach Abbey

Provenance and Acquisition

Identifiable as 'Erb. Mi. liii' in the "Rheinischen Gesamtkatalog" from the 1470s (now Basel, Öffentliche Bibliothek der Universität, cod. F VI 53, pp. 1-28, on p. 9).

Identifiable as 'I 20' in the Eberbach library catalogue of 1502 (Palmer, p. 243: 'Sermones Anselmi...de carcere petri Item Richardus de xij patricharis Item de Initio treberorum Initium Incipit prologus'. The third item, relating to the foundation of Trier, is no longer present.)

William Laud, 1573-1645, 1638.

Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, 1639.

Record Sources

Description adapted by Tuija Ainonen and Matthew Holford (September 2019) from the following sources, with additional description of content and additional physical description:
Nigel F. Palmer, Zisterzienser und ihre Bücher: die mittelalterliche Bibliotheksgeschichte von Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau (Regensburg, 1998), pp. 227, 243, 294 [physical description, date, provenance].
H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858-1885 [contents, acquisition].
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, 3 vols. (1966-1973) I, no. 117.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2020-05-12: Revisions to description of art. 2 and additional description of layout and script.