MS. Laud Lat. 103
Summary Catalogue no.: 1007
Pauline Epistles; (Area of) Würzburg, s. xii2.
This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 279–85. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.
List of chapters.
Stegmüller, Bibl. 684 & 685.
Ruled in lead point, in one column of 21 or (mostly) 22 widely-spaced lines. Ruled space c. 200–08 × 131–52 mm.
German protogothic, s. xii2, by two hands, above top line. Interlinear and marginal corrections by a contemporary hand.
(fol. 1r) The list of contents in German textualis, s. xiv1.
Good historiated and other initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 1302, pl. CXVIII). Historiated initials with St Paul on fols. 7r, 110v; inhabited initials on fols. 32v, 57r, 73v, 82r, 90v, 97r, 101v, 103r, 107v, 116v, 120v, 123r and 124v
Coloured initials; red and brown capitals.
Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639.
Provenance and Acquisition
Written in Germany, probably 1160s; dated and located on palaeographical grounds.
Würzburg, Kollegiatstift Neumünster: ownership inscrption, s. xiii, at the foot of fol. 1r.
William Laud, 1573–1645: his ex libris, 1637, fol. 1v.
Given to the Bodleian as part of his third donation, dispatched on 28 June 1639.
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Last Substantive Revision
2019-06-03: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.