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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 2544,1

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

Cf. Stegmüller 2544

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

Cf. Stegmüller 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.