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

MS. Laud Lat. 102

Summary Catalogue no.: 1315

Contents

This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 264-74. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.

Evangeliary
(fol. 1r-8v)

Canon tables

(fol. 9r)
Jerome, Prologue to the Gospels (Stegmüller 596 and 10822)
(fol. 11v)
Jerome, Prologue to the Gospels (Stegmüller 595)
(fol. 14r)
Office of St Kilian

Addition in an originally blank space, c. 900.

Pr. J. Hofmann, ‘Das älteste Kiliansoffizium’, in Heiliges Franken. Festchronik zum Jahr der Frankenapostel 1952 (Würzburg, 1952) 81–83
(fol. 15r)

Prologue to Matthew (Stegmüller 591)

(fol. 16r)

Capitula to Matthew

(fol. 19v)

Matthew

(fol. 69r)

Prologue to Mark (Stegmüller 607)

(fol. 70r)

Capitula to Mark

(fol. 72r)

Mark

(fol. 107r)

Prologue to Luke (Stegmüller 620 = 3437)

(fol. 108r)

Capitula to Luke

(fol. 112r)

Luke

(fol. 173v)

Prologue to John (Stegmüller 624)

(fol. 174v)

John

Language(s): Latin

One marginal pen gloss, fol. 9r

Language(s): Old High German

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 210 + ii, foliated i-ii, 1-212
Dimensions (leaf): c. 288-98 × c. 184-98 mm.

Layout

Ruled in hard point after folding. Fols. 9-210: one column of 23-26 lines. Ruled space c. 196-217 × 116-37 mm.

Hand(s)

Five hands or groups of hands (fols. 9r-38v7; fols. 38v8-59r; fols. 59v-78v1, 79v4-170v; fols. 171r-207r; 207v-210v), writing German Anglo-Saxon minuscule and Carolingian minuscule.

Fols. 78v2-79v4, erased text, written over by a hand from Würzburg belonging to the Hunbert group. Fol. 14r, l. 21–v added at Würzburg, St Kilians, in Carolingian minuscule.

Decoration

Good canon tables, initials. (P&A i. 6, pl. 1)

Binding

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

History

Origin: 9th century, first quarter ; German, Fulda, abbey of St Salvator

Provenance and Acquisition

At Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian, early on: added text, fols. 78v-79r, and (later) fol. 14r. Domstift shelfmark, 15th century, fol. 2r.

William Laud, 1573-1645: his ex libris, 1637, fol. 9r.

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).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (37 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography