MS. Laud Misc. 393
Summary Catalogue no.: 935
Usuard, Martyrology; Germany, 14th century, middle
Fol. 1r-v originally blank. Added on fol. 1r, later fourteenth century: note on the use of the ablative and accusative case in dates of the Roman calendar; note on why 'pridie kalendas' is said instead of 'secundo kalendas'.
Fol. 92rv blank, except for ruling and German note on 92v (see Provenance)
Written in 2 columns, 24 lines.
Textualis, one hand, the addition on fols. 81v-91v also in textualis.
Additions on fol. 1r in cursiva antiquior.
Plain red initials, rubrics in red.
Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639.
Provenance and Acquisition
The additions indicate that the manuscript belonged to a community following the observance of the Teutonic Order (Deutscher Orden). Van Dijk and Hunt suggested that it belonged specifically to the Deutschordenskommende Sachsenhausen in Frankurt am Main. They seem to have done so only on the basis of the opening formula of a German letter on fol. 92v which reads in full: ‘Dem wurdigenn herrn Waltherum [or Walthernn] von Cronberg Compthur zu Frankfurt teutsches ordens’: Walther von Kronberg, ?1479–1543, who held this office in 1509 (B. Dudik, Des hohen Deutschen Ritterordens Münz-Sammlung in Wien (Vienna, 1858), 152).
William Laud, 1573–1645, 1637.
Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, 1639.
MS. Laud Misc. 393 - fol. 35
Written in 2 columns, 19 lines.
Alternating red and blue initials, rubrics in red.
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Last Substantive Revision
2020-10-16: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project.