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MS. Laud Misc. 562

Summary Catalogue no.: 874

A: Robert Holcot; France (Paris), 1347; B: Jeremiah and Lamentations, glossed; Germany (?), 12th century

Physical Description

Two manuscripts (fols. 1–194 || fols. 195–327) brought together by Laud.
Form: codex
Support: Parchment
Extent: 327 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 285 × 200 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. 562 – Part 1 (fols. 1–194)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fols. 1–194)
Robert Holcot, Commentary on the Book of Wisdom
(fols. 1r-189r)
Incipit: (prologue) Dominus petra mea et robur meum, id est Reg. 22. Artes et scientie humanis studiis adinvente per accionem
Incipit: (text) (fol. 2r) Diligite iustitiam qui iudicatis terram etcetera. Circa istum librum, qui sapientie nuncupatur, sunt in principio tria notanda
Explicit: sapientia deducet ad regnum perpetuum, ad quod nos perducat qui sive fine vivit et regnat.
Final rubric: Explicit postilla Sapientie completa Parisius per fratrem Henricum de Stethin anno Domini millesimo xxx.xlvii.o in die Sancte Margarete virginis.
(fols. 189v-193v)
Alphabetical index
Incipit: Ad evidenciam tabule sequentis que est super exposicionem libri Sapiencie sciendum
(Abortire-Zona)
(fols. 193v-194r)
Index of questiones
Incipit: Tituli questionum eiusdem tabule secuntur
Final rubric: Expliciunt tituli questionum huius libri, qui completi fuerunt in die Septem Fratrum anno Domini m.ccc.xlvii. Parisius per fratrem Henricum de Stetthin de Alamania; exemplar tabule parum valuit presertim in cifris; credo quod post 100 pauce sint vere, sed sub centenario numero maior pars est vera ut patet per se. Crede si vis.

There are pecia marks for a total of 85 (?) pieces.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Layout

2 cols., 53 lines, column space 195 × 60 mm.

Hand(s)

Written by Frater Henricus de Stethin de Alamania, fol. 189.

Decoration

Historiated initial (fol. 1r): Cistercian monk kneeling before Mary and Christ.

Decorated initial (fol. 2r)

Borders

Penwork initials.

Rubrics.

History

Origin: 1347 ; French, Paris

Provenance

Eberbach, Cistercian abbey: ex libris, 14th century (fol. 194v)

Probably identifiable as E 7 in the Eberbach library catalogue of 1502.

MS. Laud Misc. 562 – Part 2 (fols. 195–327)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

2. (fols. 195v-287r; 195r, 287v blank)
Jeremiah with gloss
Incipit: Origines. Deus ad benefaciendum promptus est
Final rubric: Explicit Hieremias. M. Albuini.

Cf. Stegmüller, Bibl. 2544,1

3. (fols. 288r-320v)
Lamentations with gloss
Incipit: Pascasius. Sunt cantica canticorum sunt et lamentationes lamentationum

Cf. Stegmüller, Bibl. 2544

4. (fols. 321r-327v)
Jeremiah with gloss (imperfect)
Incipit: Origenes. Deus ad benefaciendum promptus est

Cf. Stegmüller, Bibl. 2544,1

Physical Description

Apparently three codicological units, together early: fols. 195–287 (quire numbers i-xi, the last quire not numbered); fols. 288–319 (the final quire numbered 'iv'); fols. 320–7 (numbered 'i').
Form: codex
Support: parchment

Hand(s)

Petrus me fecit’, fol. 287r, the scribe of the gloss (?)

Decoration

Floriate initial with animal forms, unfinished, fol. 196r.

No other decoration or rubrication; spaces left for initials.

History

Origin: 12th century, third quarter ; German (?)

Provenance

Albuinus, monk of Eberbach Abbey recorded as the commissioner (?) of the first text in Part 2 (Palmer, pp. 146, 296).

Eberbach, Cistercian abbey: ex libris (fol. 195r).

Perhaps identifiable as C 20 and/or a 16 in the Eberbach library catalogue of 1502.

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), pp. 115, 146, 234, 236, 261, 296 [physical description, date, origin, provenance]
Andrew G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c. 435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 612 [part 1, physical description]
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, 3 vols. (1966–1973) I, nos. 100 [part 2: origin] and 591.
H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858–1885 [contents, acquisition]

Digital Images

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Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

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