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

MS. Laud Lat. 25

Summary Catalogue no.: 1172

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1-189 || fols. 190-318

Accompanying Material

End flyleaf: fragment of a Hebrew service book; Germany, 12th-13th century.


Provenance and Acquisition

Ex libris of the Mainz Charterhouse.

MS. Laud Lat. 25 - Part 1 (fols. 1-189)


Patristic excerpts
Language(s): Latin
Gospels, with gloss

The four Gospels (fols. 15, 63, 93v, 142) with marginal glosses; throughout with marginal rubrics, indicating the pericopes to be read at mass. Preceded by:

Capitulare evangeliorum

Temporale (fol. 7), common of the dedication and sanctorale (fol. 8v). The feast of the Relics is between 2 and 10 Nov.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 189 fol.
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 140 mm.


Gospel text 1 col. of 25 lines, 139 × 50 mm.


Fine initials. (P&A ii. 47, pl. V)

Illuminated initials at the beginning of each prologue and gospel (fols. 14, 15, 62, 63, 92, 93v, 141, 142).


Origin: 12th century, middle ; Italian, North

MS. Laud Lat. 25 - Part 2 (fols. 190-318)


Tatian, Vnum ex quatuor,

tr. Victor of Capua

With marginal commentary, perhaps from Zacharias of Besançon, Concordia evangelistarum (cf. Stegmüller 8400)

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Initials. (P&A i. 492)


Origin: 12th century, second half ; French (?)

Additional Information

Record Sources

Part 1: S. J. P. Van Dijk, Handlist of the Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford : Vol. 1: Mass Books (typescript, 1957); updated from Pächt and Alexander (see Bibliography). Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue. Part 2: Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858-1885), updated from Pächt and Alexander.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


    Published descriptions:

    Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from the Mainz Charterhouse in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue, 2 vols. (Oxford, 2018), pp. 132-144
    Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, I (1966), no. 492; II (1970), no. 47

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.