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MS. Laud Misc. 458

Summary Catalogue no.: 1160

Nicolaus de Gorran, Commentary on St. Luke's Gospel; Germany, 14th century, first half


(fols. 1ra-150vb)
Nicolaus de Gorran, Commentary on St. Luke's Gospel
Incipit: Disciplina medici exaltabit caput illius […] Inter figuras animalium celestium figura bouis Luce attribuitur
Explicit: frequentiam et opportunitatem non more durationem continuam

Fol. 151ra supplies a missing passage (see fol. 26v); rest of fol. 151r blank.

Fol. 151v blank.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: spiritu sancto
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 151 + i leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 350 × 250 mm.
Foliation: ii (sic), 1–152


1(12)-12(12) (fols. 1–144), 13(seven, collation uncertain) (fols. 145–151). Catchwords; from fol. 109 onwards each leaf of the quire lettered a-m in the lower right corner of the recto.


Two columns, 51 lines. Ruled space 240 × 162 mm. with 12 mm. between columns. Prickings in the inner and outer margins.


Textualis; two hands, fols. 1ra-17rb, fols. 18va-151ra.


Plain red initials; red rubrics, running heading, highlighting.


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


Origin: 14th century, first half ; Germany

Provenance and Acquisition

Frankfurt am Main, Deutschordenskommende Sachsenhausen: inscription (late fourteenth or fifteenth century) 'Nota quod iste liber est dominorum ord. theutonicorum in Saszenhusen Francfordie,' (fol. 1r).

William Laud, 1573–1645, 1637.

Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, 1639.

Record Sources

Description by Tuija Ainonen and Matthew Holford (November 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)


Last Substantive Revision

2020-11-12: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project.