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MS. Laud Misc. 502

Summary Catalogue no.: 1089

Composite: Dialogus beatae Marie et Anselmi and Ps.-Anselm of Canterbury ; 14th century, second half, 15th century, first half

Physical Description

Composite: two manuscripts (fols. 1r-4v, fols. 5r-54v) joined by Laud.
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 54 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 195 × 146 mm.
Dimensions (written): 162 × 113 mm.

Binding

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

William Laud, 1573-1645, 1638.

Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, 1639.

MS. Laud Misc. 502 - Part 1 (fols. 1r-4v)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fols. 1r-4v)
Ps.-Anselm of Canterbury, Dialogus beatae Mariae et Anselmi de passione Domini
Rubric: Sanctus Anshelmus querit Mariam de passione Christi
Incipit: Sanctus Anshelmus longo tempore cum lacrimis
Explicit: Heu, Domine, talem mihi pre ceteris ||

Ends imperfect in c. 16 (PL 159.287).

History

Origin: 14th century, 2nd half / 15th century, 1st half

MS. Laud Misc. 502 - Part 2 (fols. 5r-54v)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fols. 5r-51r; 51v-54v blank)
Ps.-Anselm of Canterbury, Similitudines Anselmi
Rubric: Incipit liber Sancti Anselmi, Cantuariensis archiepiscopi, de similitudinibus
Incipit: Voluntas tripliciter intelligitur
Explicit: ne nobis noceant inquantum volunt.

Physical Description

Decoration

One fleuronnée initial

Red and blue initials.

Binding

Former chained binding.

History

Origin: 14th century, 2nd half / 15th century, 1st half

Provenance

Eberbach ex libris (fol. 54v)

Probably identifiable as 'Erb. Mi. 17' in the "Rheinischen Gesamtkatalog" from the 1470s (now Basel, Öffentliche Bibliothek der Universität, cod. F VI 53, pp. 1-28, on p. 9; Palmer, p. 227).

Not in the 1502 Eberbach library catalogue.

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted by Tuija Ainonen (November 2019) from the following sources (with additional description of the contents):
Nigel F. Palmer, Zisterzienser und ihre Bücher: die mittelalterliche Bibliotheksgeschichte von Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau (Regensburg, 1998), p. 295 [physical description, date, origin, provenance]
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

2019-11-28: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project to include additional information from printed descriptions.