MS. Laud Misc. 429
Summary Catalogue no.: 1313
Gregory the Great, Homiliae XL in evangelia; German-Insular area, 9th century, first half
This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 674-81. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.
Fols. i recto–ii verso blank.
Two interlinear and five marginal OHG pen glosses, 9th century on fols. 49v, 50r, 76v, 159r; several drypoint inscriptions in the margins. A few interlinear glosses in Latin.
Ruling in hard point; one column of 27–29 lines. Ruled space c. 230–45 × 160–75 mm.
German Insular minuscule, the first half of the 9th century, by a single hand.
Added neums, St Gall type, 10th and 11th century, fols. 1v, 2r, 4r, 65v, 66r.
Initials. Sketch, partly pricked, of an animal (P&A i. 11), fol. 1r. Two animal sketches in ink, 11th century, fol. 94v. Sketches in hard point of animals and humans, fols. 74r 97r, 122r, 165v, and 170v. Red rubrics.
Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639.
Last Substantive Revision
2019-08-01: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.