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MS. Laud Misc. 96

Summary Catalogue no.: 1482

Physical Description

This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 326-46. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.
Composite: seven codicological units A-G, and an inserted parchment sheet. Probably all together by the second half of the fifteenth century.
Form: codex
Extent: i + 253 + 1 leaves, foliated 1-254; 214 double.

Binding

Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard, 19th century, blind-tooled.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Würzburg, Stift Haug (?): the inserted fragment, fol. 253v (= part 5), bears ownership (?) inscription naming Theodorus, dean of Kollegiatstift Haug (‘Theodorus decanus ecclesie sancti Iohannis in hauge extra muros herbipolis’).

Folcardus de Hassia: ownership inscription, fol. 253v, in an 'editorial' hand of 15th century, second half, which occurs throughout the volume; Folcardus may have been its compiler.

William Laud, 1573-1645: his ex libris, 1633, fol. 2r.

Given to the Bodleian as part of his first donation, dispatched on 22 May 1635.

MS. Laud Misc. 96 - Part 1 (A-C, fols. 2-189)

Sermons relating to the Council of Basle (1431-1449) and related texts

MS. Laud Misc. 96 - Part A (fols. 2-27)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1.2. (fol. 5v)
Marcus Bonifilius, Sermo de s. Iacobo
1.3. (fol. 10v)
Extracts on the authority of a General Council
1.4. (fol. 12v)
De XXIV schismatibus
1.5. (fol. 14r)
Nicholas Iacquerius, Sermo dnca 1. adv. (Kaeppeli 3098)

Fol. 27v blank.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Dimensions (leaf): c. 286 × 212-215 mm.

Layout

Ruled in leadpoint, c. 43-46 lines, ruled space c. 196-210 × 120-7 mm.

Hand(s)

Bastarda by two hands, fols. 2r-13v, 14r-27r.

Decoration

Initial with simple penwork decoration in the ink of the text, fol. 18r.

History

Origin: 15th century, middle ; German, Würzburg (?)

MS. Laud Misc. 96 - Part B (fols. 28-64)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 28r)
John of Segovia, Avisamenta septem de conceptione BMV (?)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Dimensions (leaf): c. 285-6 × 212-215 mm.

Layout

Ruled in leadpoint, hardpoint, ink, or no ruling; c. 45-51 lines, ruled or written space c. 170-95 × 128-50 mm.

Hand(s)

Bastarda by several hands.

History

Origin: 15th century, middle ; German, Würzburg (?)

MS. Laud Misc. 96 - Part C (fols. 65-189)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1.7. (fol. 65r)
⟨Thomas Livingstone⟩, Sermo de s. Andrea
1.8. (fol. 74r)
⟨Pierre de Versailles⟩, Sermo de conceptione BMV
1.10. (fol. 85v)
⟨Thomas Livingstone⟩, Sermo de s. trinitate
1.12. (fol. 104v)
Sermo in Mt 4:1
1.13. (fol. 109v)
⟨Alfonso de Santa Maria de Cartagena⟩, Sermo de s. Thoma de Aquino (Kaeppeli 2705)
1.14. (fol. 117v)
⟨Jean de Rouvroy⟩, Sermo de corpore Christi
1.15. (fol. 126r)
Sermo de s. trinitate
1.16. (fol. 131r)
Sermo de s. Petro de Paulo
1.17. (fol. 142v)
⟨Lucas de Senis⟩, ⟨Sermo in epiphania dni⟩
1.18. (fol. 151r)
Nicholas of Heilsbronn, ⟨Sermo in ascensione dni⟩
1.19. (fol. 157v)
⟨Thomas Livingstone⟩, Sermo de s. Maria Magdalena
1.20. (fol. 162v)
Nicholas of Heilsbronn, ⟨Sermo in fer. 2 post pascha⟩
1.21. (fol. 169r)
P. abbot of Aqua Fredda, ⟨Sermo de s. Augustino⟩
1.22. (fol. 175r)
Sermo in conversione s. Pauli
1.23. (fol. 180v)
Johannes Polmar, Sermo de s. Stephano

Fol. 185v blank.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Dimensions (leaf): c. 285-7 × 208-16 mm.

Layout

Ruled hard or lead point, 2 cols., c. 37-40 lines, ruled space c. 196-204 × 118-30 mm.

Hand(s)

Bastarda by one hand.

History

Origin: 15th century, middle ; German, Würzburg (?)

MS. Laud Misc. 96 - Part 2 (D, E, fols. 190-214)

Sermons and tractates

MS. Laud Misc. 96 - Part D (fols. 190-201)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

2.1. (fol. 190ra)
Tractatus de luce

Begins imperfect.

2.2. (fol. 196rb)
Theological text (?)
2.3. (fol. 199ra)
Sermo in Io 8:12
2.4. (fol. 200va)
Various notes and verses, including a sermon on Sir. 17:26-28 (fols. 200vb-201vb)

Ends imperfect (?).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Dimensions (leaf): c. 284-6 × 206-11 mm.

Layout

Ruled in ink, 2 cols., c. 41-47 lines, ruled space c. 190-5 × 135-7 mm.

Hand(s)

Bastarda by one hand.

History

Origin: 15th century, middle ; German, Würzburg (?)

MS. Laud Misc. 96 - Part E (fols. 202-214b)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fols. 202ra-214bv)
Sermons
(fol. 204va)
Sermon
(fol. 204va)
Sermon on Luke 21.25
(fol. 205rb)
Sermon on Matthew 9.6
(fol. 206r)
Sermon on St Katherine
(fol. 206v)
Sermon on the Nativity of the Virgin
(fol. 210r)
Sermon on 1 Cor. 1.4
(fol. 210r)
Sermon on 1 Cor. 1.4
(fol. 210v)
Sermon
(fol. 211r)
Sermon on Gal. 2.19
(fol. 211v)
Sermon on Revelation 1.2
(fol. 212v)
Johannes Crastonus, Sermo ad clerum de S. Iacobo
(fol. 213v)
Sermon on 1 Pe 2.25
(fol. 210r)
Sermon in nomine domini

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Dimensions (leaf): c. 261-87 × 195-215 mm.

Layout

Ruled in ink, 1-2 cols., c. 55-65 lines, ruled space c. 226-39 × 153-62 mm.

Hand(s)

Bastarda by two hands, the second on fols. 214ar-214br.

History

Origin: 15th century, middle ; German, Würzburg (?)

MS. Laud Misc. 96 - Part 3 (F, fols. 215-244)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

3. (fols. 215r-234r)
Augustine , Enchiridion

Imperfect: capitula, fol. 215r, complete, but text begins in 4.14.

4. (fols. 234v-235v)
⟨Ps.-⟩Macarius, Regula monachorum
5. (fols. 235v-239r)
Columbanus, Regula monachorum (1-9)
6. (fols. 239r-242v)
Regula S. Augustini ad servos dei
7. (fols. 242v-244v)
Regula Pauli et Stephani abbatum

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Dimensions (leaf): c. 285-7 × 193-217 mm.

Layout

Ruled in lead point, 2 cols., c. 37-48 lines, ruled space c. 225-37 × 133-5 mm.

Hand(s)

Bastarda by one (?) hand.

Decoration

Initials in the ink of the text, sometimes with simple decoration; initials in the ink of the text and red, sometimes with simple decoration (including a face, fol. 235v).

History

Origin: 15th century, middle ; German, Würzburg (?)

MS. Laud Misc. 96 - Part 4 (G, fols. 245-252)

Contents

8. (fols. 245r-246v)
Letter In vinea domini
Language(s): Latin
9. (fols. 245r-246v)
Innocent IV, Bull Etsi animarum affectantes , 1254
Language(s): Latin
10. (fols. 249v)
Martin IV, Bull Ad fructus uberes , 1281 or 1282
Language(s): Latin
11. (fols. 245r-246v)
Frederick archbishop of Cologne (1370-1414), Regesta, Bonn, 13 May 1388
Language(s): Latin
12. (fol. 251v)
Bilingual dialogue, with rhyming couplets spoken by personified figures.
Language(s): Latin and German (probably East Franconian)

Fol. 252r-v blank.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Dimensions (leaf): c. 284-6 × 212-17 mm.

Layout

Ruled in hardpoint, 2 cols., c. 22-32 lines, ruled space c. 228-47 × 120-35 mm.

Hand(s)

Bastarda by one (?) hand.

History

Origin: 15th century, middle ; German, Würzburg (?)

MS. Laud Misc. 96 - Part 5 (inserted sheet, fol. 253)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fol. 253v)
Writ of Withego II. Hildebrandi, bp. of Naumburg, 1372–1381

Inserted parchment leaf, glued to the inner margin of fol. 252v, and folded twice to fit into the volume.

(fol. 253r)
Accounts, dated 138[.], 1405, 1407

Physical Description

Form: sheet
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): c. 271-84 × 412-14 mm.

Layout

1 col., c. 36 lines

History

Origin: 14th century, late - 15th century, early ; German

Additional Information

Record Sources

See above. Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858-1885).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)

Bibliography