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MS. Laud Misc. 90

Summary Catalogue no.: 1103

Contents

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 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 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

Walther 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.

Decoration

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

History

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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