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MS. Laud Misc. 426

Summary Catalogue no.: 1126

Thomas Waleys, Rainerius Aretinus, Innocent III; Germany, c. 1473

Physical Description

Three codicological units, the last dated 1473, the others more or less contemporary, as suggested by watermarks, and the whole volume assembled very soon after. Fol. 1 is an endleaf with table of contents to the whole volume on the recto, verso blank; watermark, bull's head with four-petalled flower, Piccard xiii.525 (Innsbruck, 1473); fol. 270 is another endleaf, blank, with ex libris on the verso.
Secundo Folio: ⟨multitu⟩dine copiosa
Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 1 + 278 (218+36+24) + 1 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 315 × 215 mm.
Foliation: 1–217, 218(a)-(c), 219–245, 246(a)-(h), 247–268, 269(a)-(b), 270

Collation

a(1) | 1(12)-17(12), 18(14) | 19(12)-21(12) | 22(12)-23(12) | b(1)

Binding

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Prüll, Benedictine, later Carthusian monastery: inscription 'pertinet ad domum sancti viti in prwell ord. Carthus. prope ratisbonam' (fol. 270v); identified as one of the volumes taken over from the Benedictine library: R. Micus, Die Bibliothek der ehemaligen Kartause Prüll (Salzburg, 2013), 115–6.. Ex libris probably not (pace Watson) in the same hand as fols. 247–68. Listed in the catalogues of 1595–1610 (Micus, 50, 61–62, 65 ).

William Laud, 1573–1645, 1638.

Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, 1639.

MS. Laud Misc. 426 – Part A (fols. 2–218(b))

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (fols. 2r-208v)
Thomas Waleys, Commentary on Augustine, De civitate dei
Incipit: ⟨F⟩luminis impetus letificat
Explicit: cum vera fide resurrectionis future ad eternam beatitudinem. Ad quam nos perducat […]

Waleys's commentary on bks. I-X completed by the commentary of Nicholas Trevet.

2. (fols. 209r-218(a)r)
⟨Matthaeus ab Aquasparta ⟩, ⟨Tabula Sententiarum⟩
Rubric: Incipit registrum in libros sententiarum quantum ad contenta secundum alphabetum
Incipit: ⟨A⟩bsolvere aliquem ab aliquo delicto non debet nisi immunis ab illo li. 4 dis. 19. Abortiuum procurantes
Explicit: Ypocrita est qui non wlt confiteri peccata sua

Mohan, 'Incipits', 6–7; Stegmüller-Doucet 526–7; Glorieux, Theol. 318f.

Fols. 218(a)v-218(b)v blank.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper. Watermarks: Dreiberg with cross, at least three variants, all type Piccard vii.2251–79, 2298–2331

Collation

1–17(12) (fols. 2–205), 18(14) (fols. 206–18(b))

Layout

Fols. 2r-208v: 38 long lines. Frame-ruled (outer margins only?) with a hard point. Written space 230–35 × 140–45 mm.

Fols. 209r-218(a)r: 44–45 long lines. Written space 260–65 × 150–52 mm.

Hand(s)

Fols. 2r-208v: hybrida by one hand.

Fols. 209r-218a: cursive by one hand.

Decoration

Spaces left for initials; instructions for rubrication, not carried out.

History

Origin: c. 1473 ; Germany

MS. Laud Misc. 426 – Part B (fols. 218(c)-246(h))

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fols. 219r-246(a)r)
Rainerius Aretinus, Auctoritates Bibliae
Incipit: (prol.) Gregorius Ihesu Christi servus ac urbis Rome papa beatissimus
Rubric: (fol. 219v) Auctoritates libri Genesis.
Incipit: (text) In principio creavit Deus
(Stegmuller 8913; extracts from Gregory the Great)

Fols. 246(a)v-246(h)v blank.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper. Watermarks: bull's head with cross and six-pointed star (cf. Piccard xi.227, 230–5); bull's head with seven(?)-petalled flower (cf. Piccard xii.752–5?); bull's head with cross and seven-petalled flower (cf. Piccard xi.347–8);

Collation

19(12)-21(12)

Layout

41–43 long lines. Written space 210–17 × 128–30 mm.

Hand(s)

Cursive by one hand.

Decoration

Eleven-line red initial with silhouette decoration and penwork flourishing.

Two-line plain red initials, rubrics.

History

Origin: c. 1473 ; Germany

MS. Laud Misc. 426 – Part C (fols. 247–269(b))

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fols. 247r-268r)
Innocent III, De miseria humanae conditionis
Rubric: Incipit liber de miseria humane condicionis editus a Lotario dyacono Cardinali SS. Sergii et Bachi qui postea Innocentius Tercius est appellatus.
Incipit: Domino patri carissimo P(etro) Dei gratia Portuensi episcopo Lotarius indignus dyaconus ... Modicum ocii inter multas angustias
Explicit: Tunc iusti ibunt in vita eternam, maledicti autem in ignem eternum. A quo nos custodiat Pater et Filius et Spiritus Sanctus. Amen. 1473.

Fols. 268v-269(b)v blank.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper. Watermark, bull's head with five-petalled flower, cf. Piccard xii.185–8.

Collation

22(12)-23(12). Catchwords.

Layout

2 columns, 42 lines. Written space 225 × 135 mm.

Hand(s)

Hybrida by one scribe.

Decoration

Two- to four-line plain red initials; rubrics.

History

Origin: 1473 ; Germany

Provenance

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description by Tuija Ainonen and Matthew Holford (June 2020, rev. Oct. 2020); 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 [contents, acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2020-10-19: Description finalized for Polonsky German project: structure and dating revised.