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MS. Laud Lat. 102

Summary Catalogue no.: 1315

Evangeliary; Fulda, 9th century, first quarter


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.

Fols. [i] recto - [iv] verso blank.

(fols. 1r-210v)
(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)


(fol. 69r)
Prologue to Mark (Stegmüller 607)
(fol. 70r)

Capitula to Mark

(fol. 72r)


(fol. 107r)
Prologue to Luke (Stegmüller 620 = 3437)
(fol. 108r)

Capitula to Luke

(fol. 112r)


(fol. 173v)
Prologue to John (Stegmüller 624)
(fol. 174v)


Fols. [211r]-[214v] blank.

Language(s): Latin

One marginal pen gloss, 9th century, first third (in either Fulda or Würzburg) fol. 9r

Language(s): Old High German (East Franconian)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv (unfoliated, from the rebind of 2016–17) + 210 + iv (unfoliated, from the rebind of 2016–17)
Dimensions (leaf): c. 288–98 × 184–98 mm.
Foliation: [i-iv] (unfoliated), 1–210, [211–214] (unfoliated)


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


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, 9th century, first quarter.

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.


Good canon tables, initials, Fulda, 9th century, first third (P&A i. 6, pl. 1): canon tables on fols. 1r-8v

Initials on fols. 9r, 12r, 15r, 16r, 20r, 72r, 112r, and 174v.

Red rubrics, monumental capitals, quire signatures and headers.


Conserved and rebound by Sabina Pugh at the Bodleian Library, March 2016 - December 2017. Inboard binding of alum-tawed calkskin over quarter-sawn oak boards, with the spine covering and the tawed spine lining not adhered to the spine of the manuscript. The secondary endbands are sewn with indigo dyed and natural linen threads, and the spine covering is mechanically attached beneath the endband cores by a saddle stitch, sewn with an indigo-dyed linen thread. The boards and endleaves from the previous Laudian binding have been preserved.


Origin: 9th century, first quarter ; Germany, 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 (full digital facsimile)
Digital Bodleian (37 images from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2019-08-01: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.