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MS. Laud Lat. 100

Summary Catalogue no.: 1008

Jeremiah, Samuel and Kings; Germany (Würzburg?), s. xii/2

Contents

This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 248-53. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i (paper) + i (parchment) + 228 + i (parchment) + i (paper), foliated i-ii, 1-230.

Binding

Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

MSS. Laud Lat. 100, 101, 103, 266 are all plain text books of the Bible marked up for reading aloud.

Kollegiatstift Neumünster, Würzburg: 15th-cent. ex-libris, fol. 1r

William Laud, 1573-1645: his ex libris, 1637, fol. 1r.

Given to the Bodleian as part of his third donation, dispatched on 28 June 1639.

MS. Laud Lat. 100 - Part A (fols. 1-38)

Contents

(fols. 1-38)
Jeremiah

Jerome's prologue, fol. 1r-v.

Imperfect, breaks off at 23.10.

Fol. 38v blank.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): c. 291-301 × c. 209-20 mm.

Layout

Ruled in lead point. One column of c. 20-24 lines, ruled space c. 204-26 × 126-36 mm.

Hand(s)

Protogothic script, several hands.

Decoration

Coloured initials.

Fleuronnée decoration added, 14th century.

Rubrics in red.

History

Origin: German, Würzburg (?); 12th century, second half; added decoration, 14th century

MS. Laud Lat. 100 - Part B (fols. 39-228)

Contents

(fols. 39-228)
Kings I-IV
(fols. 39v-42r)

Jerome's prologue

(fols. 42r-43v)

Capitula

(fols. 43v-96v)

I Samuel (I Kings)

(fols. 96v-145r)

II Samuel (II Kings)

(fols. 145v-202r)

I Kings (III Kings)

(fols. 202r-228v)

II Kings (IV Kings)

Imperfect, breaks off at 16.20

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): c. 292-301 × 221-26 mm.

Layout

Ruled in lead and hard point. One column of c. 21-22 lines, ruled space c. 190-205 × 140-48 mm.

Hand(s)

Protogothic script, several hands.

Decoration

Coloured initials.

Other initials and fleuronnée decoration added, 14th century.

Rubrics in red.

History

Origin: German, Würzburg (?); 12th century, second half; added decoration, 14th century

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