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

MS. Laud Lat. 101

Summary Catalogue no.: 1260


This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 256-61. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.

Ezekiel and Twelve Minor Prophets
(fol. 1r)

Note of contents, late 14th century.

(fols. 1v-79v)

Ezekiel; fols. 1v-2r, Jerome's prologue (Stegmüller 492); fol. 2ra-v, capitula.

Fol. 80r-v blank.

(fol. 81r)

Jerome's prologue to the Minor Prophets (Stegmüller 500).

(fols. 81r-92v)

Hosea; prologue (Stegmüller 504), fol. 81r-v.

(fols. 92v-98r)

Joel; four prologues, fols. 92v-93r (cf. Stegmüller 510), fol. 93r (Stegmüller 5208), fol. 93r (Stegmüller 509), fols. 93r-94r (Stegmüller 511).

(fols. 99v-107v)

Amos; two prologues, fols. 98v-99r (Stegmüller 515), fol. 99r (cf. Stegmüller 512).

(fols. 107v-108v)


(fols. 108v-111r)


(fols. 111r-117r)


(fols. 117r-119v)


(fols. 119v-122r)


(fols. 122r-125r)


(fols. 125r-127r)


(fols. 127r-138r)


(fols. 138r-141r)


Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 141 + 1 leaves, foliated i, 1-142
Dimensions (leaf): c. 304-11 × 229-40 mm.


Ruled mostly in lead point (quires 13-14 hard point), mostly 1 column, 21- (mostly) 22 lines. Ruled space c. 205-20 × 140-7 mm.


Protogothic script, several hands.


Good decorated initials. (P&A i. 58)

Coloured initials.

Rubrics in red.


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


Origin: German, Würzburg, St. Kylian (?); 12th century, first half

Provenance and Acquisition

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

Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian: late 12th-cent ex-libris, fols. 1r, 2r.

William Laud, 1573-1645: his ex libris, 1637, fol. 2r.

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

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).