MS. Laud Lat. 115
Summary Catalogue no.: 1258
Chronicles, Prayer of Manasses, Ezra & Nehemiah. France, c. 1200.
This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 326-46. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.
Fols. i, 169, 17th century endleaves.
Written by hand 1.
Written by hand 2.
addition, s. xiiiin.
Ruling in lead point, hand 1) in one to four shifting columns, with c. 37-41 lines; hand 2) in two to five columns with 40 lines. Ruled space 198-201 × 164-202 mm.
Late French protogothic, c. 1200, by two expert hands, probably working simultaneously; the biblical text mostly below top line, using a larger script for the main (= biblical) text which is written on alternate lines, and a smaller one for the interlinear and marginal gloss, prologues, and summary of chapters; a cum textu layout.
Fine initials in Chronicles, penwork initials with foliate decoration on fols. 1r, 102r; with animals on fols. 2r, 47v; penwork initials in Esdras on fols. 105v, 113v, 136r. (The two parts are by different scribes, but in the same format). Throughout the volume fine two-line initials in red or blue to verses; red and blue paraphs; running headings, chapter numbers.
Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637-1639.
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)