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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. 1r-102v)
Augustine, Enarrationes in Psalmos (incomplete, Psalms 38-50)
Language(s): Latin

Fols 103r–104v blank.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii (17th-cent.) + 102 + ii (17th-cent.) leaves
Dimensions (leaf): c. 300–02 × 230–37 mm.
Foliation: i–ii, 1–104


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.

Red rubrics.


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


Origin: 9th century, second third ; Germany, Würzburg, St. Kilian

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.

Record Sources

See above. Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858-1885).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)


Last Substantive Revision

2019-07-04: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.