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

MS. Laud Misc. 450

Summary Catalogue no.: 1319

Contents

Eusebius, Historia ecclesiastica
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 171)

History

Origin: 12th century, third quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Ford, Devon, Cistercian abbey of St Mary the Virgin: Two erased inscriptions at end: 1) "Hic est liber ecclesie sancte marie de [...]a" (s. xii 2 ). 2) "Hic est liber sancte m. de fordo quod Knygh" (s. xiv). The 2nd inscr. is legible by u. v. light. In the 1st f or s [?] is the first letter of the place name which is of five letters. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

Joseph Maynard, fellow of Exeter. Laud 1635. (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).

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

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