MS. Laud Misc. 418
Summary Catalogue no.: 887
Augustine, Enarrationes in Psalmos; Würzburg, Domstift, s. ix2/3 (Hunbert)
This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 641-6. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.
Fols. i recto-ii verso blank, except for a Bodleian shelfmark and an ex-libris inscription.
Fols 103r–104v blank.
Ruling in hard point; one column of 29 lines. Ruled space c. 245–50 × 175–87 mm.
Carolingian minuscule, s. ix2/3, by basically three hands belonging to the Hunbert group.
Initials in red or the ink of the text.
Added sketches drawn with a point, a face on f. 13v & a harp, King David, and the Virgin Mary with child on f. 59v.
Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639.
Provenance and Acquisition
Written in Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian, s. ix2/3, by hands belonging to the Hunbert group/
The 12th-cent. ex-libris inscription of the Domstift St Kilian, f. 102v; the entry in list 1000, f. 46r no. 42 could refer to this MS. The pesent codex was originally larger, and is at the beginning and (probably) also at the end defective. If quires are missing at the end, they were already lost in the 12th century when the ex-libris inscription of the Domstift was inserted (see below). The missing opening quires got lost at a later stage, possibly only in England.
William Laud, 1573–1645: his ex libris, 1636, fol. ii verso.
Given to the Bodleian as part of his third donation, dispatched on 28 June 1639.
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Last Substantive Revision
2019-07-04: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.