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

MS. Laud Misc. 466

Summary Catalogue no.: 1145

Hugh of Saint-Cher, Postillae in Bibliam (selection); Northern France (Paris?), s. xiiiex


Language(s): Latin

This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 609–20. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.

1. (fols. 1ra–67ra)
Hugh of Saint-Cher OP, Commentary on Job (Stegmüller, Bibl., 3673)
2. (fols. 68ra–143rb)
Ps.-Hugh of Saint-Cher, Commentary on Apocalypse (Stegmüller, Bibl., 3771)
Hugh of St.-Cher, Commentary on Canonical Epistles
(fols. 144ra–157ra)

James (Stegmüller, Bibl. 3755)

(fols. 157ra–179vb)

I & II Epistles of Peter (Stegmüller, Bibl. 3757 & 3759)

(fols. 179vb–194rb)

I–III Epistles of John (Stegmüller, Bibl. 3761, 3763 & 3765)

(fols. 194rb–198rb)

Jude (Stegmüller, Bibl. 3767)

4. (fols. 198rb–219vb)
Hugh of Saint-Cher, Commentary on Acts (Stegmüller, Bibl. 3725)

Contemporary marginal glosses; one of the hands is probably identical with a glossator found in several other books from the Domstift, see the note for MS. Laud Lat. 6.

Fols. 220r-221v blank, except for few notes on the Postillae on f. 220v.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i (17th-cent. paper) + 221 + i (17th-cent. paper) leaves
Dimensions (leaf): c. 353–64 × 215–48 mm.
Foliation: i–ii, 1–221,


Ruling in lead point, in two columns of c. 49–(mostly) 54 lines. Ruled space c. 240–60 × 157–72 mm.


Small French textualis, s. xiiiex, by several professional hands; below top line.


Fine medium to large coloured initials with some pen-flourishing, Northern France (Paris?), s. xiiiex.

Headings, paraphs, and chapter numbering in coloured capitals. Red underlining of lemmata.


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


Origin: 13th century, end ; France, North, Paris (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Written in the North of France (Paris?), s. xiiiex: based on script, parchment, and the decoration.

Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian: same added marginal and interlinear gloss as in other Bible books from the Domstift library.

William Laud, 1573–1645: his ex libris, 1637, fol. 1r.

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

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Last Substantive Revision

2020-08-20: Corrected description of the marginal glosses.