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MS. Laud Misc. 90

Summary Catalogue no.: 1103


1. (fols. 1va-83vb)
Hugh of St.-Victor, De sacramentis christianae fidei (bk. ii)
Rubric: Incipit prefaciuncula in librum secundum de Sacramentis Christiane fidei
Language(s): Latin
2. (fols. 83vb-84vb)
Incipit: Quinque sunt septena, vii. vicia, vii. petitiones, vii. dona spiritus sancti, vii. virtutes, vii. beatitudines. Septem sunt vicia principalia.
Explicit: sustinens bonum non facere||

Cf. Stegmüller, Bibl. 9156, ; here incomplete due to the excision of a leaf after fol. 84. Apparently an abbreviation of Hugh of St.-Victor, De quinque septenis.

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 85ra)
Treatise on the sacraments
Incipit: ||locus est ita tamen ut in singulis
Explicit: ut nec contemptu religionis neque uitio leuitatis fiat

Begins imperfect due to the excision of a leaf before fol. 85. The work beginning ‘Tractaturus de sacramentis quattuor primum inquirenda propono’, also found in Würzburg, Universitatsbibliothek, M.ch.f.127, and Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, MS. Magdeb. 31, , Graz, Universitätsbibliothek, Ms 820, , etc.; apparently an abbreviation of Hugh of St.-Victor, De sacramentis christianae fidei, I.ix.

Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 85ra-vb)
Rubric: De fide catholica [Added later:] sermo
Incipit: Generis humani reparatio Christi incarnatio est. Duplicter igitur pensanda est
Explicit: per ipsum qui est lapis angularis homo christus iesus qui uiuit et regnat deus per omnia secula seculorum amen

Also transmitted with Hugh of St-Victor in Würzburg, Universitatsbibliothek, M.ch.f.127 and Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, MS. Magdeb. 31.

Language(s): Latin
4. (fols. 85v-86va)
Rubric: Item de catholica fide
Incipit: Credo in Deum; Aliud est Credo Deo et aliud Credo Deum, aliud Credo in Deum
Explicit: sunt animalia et bestie

Cf. PL 101.1271D-1273D, part of c. 41 of pseudo-Alcuin, Liber de diuinis officiis; Susan Keefe, A catalogue of works pertaining to the explanation of the creed in Carolingian manuscripts (2012), no. 363; cf. also Stegmüller, Bibl. 10674.

Language(s): Latin
(fol. 86v)

Added texts:

Eberbach ex libris and table of contents, fourteenth century, followed by verses:

Incipit: Ter quinquagenos dauit canit ordine psalmos

WIC 19209

Language(s): Latin

Verses, fifteenth century:

Incipit: Ne falanx tartari sibi queat usurpari
Language(s): Latin

Pen trials in German, sixteenth century (?)

Language(s): German

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 86 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 282 × 184 mm.
Dimensions (written): 216 × 135 mm.


Red ‘silhouette’ initials, in the same style as MS. Laud Misc. 158. Red initials, sometimes with a little decoration.


Origin: 12th century, end ; German, Eberbach, Cistercian abbey (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

‘Possibly’ from the Eberbach scriptorium (Palmer).

Cistercian monastery of Eberbach: ex libris (fol. 86v).

Identifiable as d 43 in the Eberbach library catalogue of 1502.

William Laud, 1573–1645, 1638.

Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, 1639.

Record Sources

Description adapted (May 2019) by Matthew Holford from the following sources, with additional description of fols. 83v-86v:
Nigel F. Palmer, Zisterzienser und ihre Bücher: die mittelalterliche Bibliotheksgeschichte von Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau (Regensburg, 1998), p. 287 [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]

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Last Substantive Revision

2019-05-07: Description revised for Polonsky to incorporate all information in Palmer, Pächt and Alexander and Quarto catalogues.