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 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. (P&A 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.
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)