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

MS. Laud Misc. 79

Summary Catalogue no.: 996

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1–88 || fols. 89–90 || fols. 91–149

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Reading, Berkshire, Benedictine abbey of Saint Mary the Virgin: 'Hic liber ut a senioribus audivimus per latrones ablatus est circa annum domini m. cccc et lxxxx. postea vero Willelmus Wargrave apud Leominstriam moraretur hunc librum a quodam generoso pro x s. ix d. redemit ...'. 'Hic est liber monasterii beate Marie Radingie' and anathema and price (10/9), on fol. 104v. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

(fol. 149r) 'Willelmus Wargrave precium libri x s. ix d.' (MLGB3)

MS. Laud Misc. 79 – Part 1

Contents

2.
Treatise on the Mass
Language(s): Latin
3.
Collatio Alexandri et Dindimi
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century

MS. Laud Misc. 79 – Part 2

Contents

Edmund Rich, Mirour de Seinte Eglise (fragment)
Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 12th century

MS. Laud Misc. 79 – Part 3

Contents

1.
Euangelium Nicodemi
Language(s): Latin
2.
Prayers and meditations (some by or attributed to Anselm of Canterbury )
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine miniatures (marginal illustrations), partly damaged, partly defaced, good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 183)

History

Origin: 12th century, third quarter ; English, Reading

Additional Information

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858–1885). Decoration, localization and date [part 3] follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.