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

MS. Laud Misc. 409

Summary Catalogue no.: 1512


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniature, good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 255, pl. XXIV)


Origin: 12th century, second half ; English, St. Albans

Provenance and Acquisition

St Albans, Hertfordshire, Benedictine abbey of St Alban: 'Hunc librum dedit domnus Willelmus [W. de Trumpington, 1214--1235] abbas Deo et ecclesie Sancti Albani quem qui ei abstulerit aut titulum deleuerit aut quacumque translacionis specie ab ecclesia memorata alienauerit. anathema sit. Amen.' (s. xiii in.); followed in the same hand by 'C 7 liber 6' (s. xv). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Laud 1633. Old number (post-medieval?) 129 at top left of fol. 1r. (MLGB3)

Medieval binding. Table of contents, fol. 1r. Pressmark in outer margin of fol. 1r. (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858–1885). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.