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

MS. Laud Lat. 29

Summary Catalogue no.: 1221

New Testament (glossed). Composite: A: Italy, s. xiiiex || B: (Northern?) Italy, s. xiimed || fol. 25: German, s. xi/xii.

Physical Description

Composite: A: fols. 1–24 || B: fols. 26–170 || fol. 25
This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from the Mainz Charterhouse in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2018), pp. 149–156. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 171 leaves (for fol. 171 see MS. Laud Lat. 29*)
Foliation: i, 1-39a, 39b-170

Binding

Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

A composite manuscript consisting of two Italian Bible books, possibly only together since the late 1630s. Fol. 25 is a fragment leaf from a German Sacramentary, hooked around the first quire of part B. The end flyleaf, fol. 171, transferred to a separate folder (MS. Laud Lat. 29*), 26 October 1976.

William Laud, 1573–1645: his ex-libris inscription, dated 1638, at the lower margin of fol. 1r.

Given to the Bodleian as part of his third donation, dispatched on 28 June 1639.

MS. Laud Lat. 29 – Part A (fols. 1-24)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

For item 1 (fol. i), see below.

2. (fols. 1r–24r)
Canonical Epistles, with gloss (Glossa Ordinaria)
(fol. 1r)
James
(fols. 6v)
I-II Peter
(fol. 6v)
Prologue to I Peter

Stegmüller, Bibl. 816

(fol. 6v)
I Peter
(fol. 20v)
Prologue to II Peter

Stegmüller, Bibl. 818

(fols. 12r)
II Peter
(fol. 15v)
I-III John
(fol. 15v)
Prologue to I John

Stegmüller, Bibl. 822

(fols. 15v)
I John
(fols. 20v)
Prologue to II John

Stegmüller, Bibl. 823

(fol. 21r)
II John
(fol. 21v)
Prologue to III John

Stegmüller, Bibl. 824

(fol. 21v)
III John
(fol. 22v-24r)
Jude
(fol. 22v)
Prologue to Jude

Stegmüller, Bibl. 825

(fol. 22v-24r)
Jude

Fol. 24v blank.

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: Propter quod (fol. 2r)
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 24 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): c.201–48 × 161–75 mm.

Layout

Ruling in lead point, or with crayon, now much faded; three columns, the number of lines varies, interlinear and marginal glossing is ruled for ad hoc. Ruled space c.190–200 × 147–52 mm.

Hand(s)

Protogothic, Italy, s. xiiex, presumably a single hand; three sizes of script are employed: the largest for the Bible text, the middle sized for the marginal gloss, and the smallest for the interlinear gloss.

Decoration

Flourished initials

Binding

Marks of rust stains from previous binding (fol. 24v, lower margin).

History

Origin: s. xiiex ; Italy (judging by script and decoration.)

Provenance

Mainz, Charterhouse St Michael: late 14th-century ex-libris inscription (boxed) at the lower right-hand margin of fol. 24r.

MS. Laud Lat. 29 – Part B (fols. 25-170)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

For fol. 25 see below

4.
Pauline Epistles, with gloss 'Pro altercatione'.

Fol. 171 (flyleaf) is now bound separately as MS. Laud Lat. 29*.

(fol. 26r)
Romans
(fol. 50r-88v; 97r-101r)
I-II Corinthians
(fol. 50r)
Prologue to I Corinthians

Stegmüller, Bibl., 686

(fol. 50r)
I Corinthians
(fol. 75r)
Prologue to II Corinthians

Stegmüller, Bibl., 703

(fol. 75r-88v; 97r-101r)
II Corinthians

Binding error: quires 12 and 13 misbound.

(fols. 95r–96v; 105r–112v)
Ephesians
(fols. 95r)
Prologue to Ephesians Marcion

Stegmüller, Bibl. 715

(fols. 95r)
Prologue to Ephesians

Stegmüller, Bibl. 717

(fols. 95r–96v; 105r–112v)
Ephesians
(fols. 101r)
Galatians
(fols. 101r)
Prologue to Galatians Marcion

Stegmüller, Bibl., 707

(fols. 101r)
Prologue to Galatians

Stegmüller, Bibl., 708

(fols. 101r–104v; 89r–95r)
Galatians
(fol. 112v)
Philippians
(fol. 112v)
Prologue to Philippians

Stegmüller, Bibl. 729

(fol. 112v)
Prologue to Philippians Marcion

Stegmüller, Bibl. 728

(fol. 112v)
Philippians
(fol. 119r)
Colossians
(fol. 119r)
Prologue to Colossians Marcion

Stegmüller, Bibl. 736

(fol. 119r)
Prologue to Colossians

Stegmüller, Bibl. 740

(fol. 119v)
Colossians
(fol. 125v)
I-II Thessalonians
(fol. 125v)
Prologue to I Thessalonians Marcion

Stegmüller, Bibl. 747

(fol. 125v)
Prologue to I Thessalonians

Stegmüller, Bibl. 750

(fol. 126r)
I Thessalonians
(fol. 131r)
Prologue to II Thessalonians Marcion

Stegmüller, Bibl. 752

(fol. 131v)
Prologue to II Thessalonians

Stegmüller, Bibl. 755

(fol. 131v)
II Thessalonians
(fol. 134r)
I-II Timothy
(fol. 134r)
Prologue to I Timothy Peter Lombard

Stegmüller, Bibl. 765

(fol. 134r)
Prologue to I Timothy

Stegmüller, Bibl. 763

(fol. 134v)
Timothy
(fol. 141r)
Prologue to II Timothy Peter Lombard

Stegmüller, Bibl. 772

(fol. 141r)
Prologue to II Timothy

Stegmüller, Bibl. 773

(fols. 141r)
II Timothy
(fols. 146r)
Titus
(fol. 146r)
Prologue to Titus Peter Lombard

Stegmüller, Bibl. 780

(fol. 146r)
Prologue to Titus

Stegmüller, Bibl. 778

(fols. 146r)
Titus
(fol. 149r)
Philemon
(fol. 149r)
Prologue to Philemon

Stegmüller, Bibl. 784

(fol. 149r)
Philemon
(fol. 150r)
Hebrews
(fol. 150r)
Prologue to Hebrews

Stegmüller, Bibl. 789

(fol. 150r)
Hebrews

Binding error, quires 12 and 13 misbound.

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: -latur enim ira (fol. 27rb)
Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 146 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): c. 242–48 × 169–78 mm.

Layout

Ruling (fols. 26r ff.) in hard point, leaving a brownish trace, or with a crayon; three columns, of c. 18–20 (main column) widely-spaced lines; the interlinear and marginal gloss is ruled for ad hoc; the central column, for the Bible text, wider than the gloss columns. Ruled space space c.165–90 × 150–58 mm.

Hand(s)

Round protogothic script, mainly one hand; three sizes of script.

Decoration

Good initials, partly mutilated. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 49)

History

Origin: 12th century, middle ; Italian, North (?) (judging by script and decoration.)

MS. Laud Lat. 29 – fol. 25

Contents

3.
Sacramentary

Fragment, hooked around the first quire of part B.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 1 leaf

Layout

Ruled in hard point, one column of 26 lines.

Hand(s)

German protogothic script, a single hand; the size of the script varies.

Decoration

Red rubrics (capitals).

Initials in red

History

Origin: 11th century, late - 12th century, early ; German

MS. Laud Lat. 29 – fol. i

Contents

1. (fols. i recto-verso)
Depositions of witnesses in a law suit
Language(s): Latin

Fragment, written on recto only.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 1 leaf (folded sidewise)
Dimensions (leaf): 245–49 × 215 mm.

Layout

Ruled in pencil. Trimmed, with loss of text; 23 lines of script preserved.

Decoration

Red rubrics (capitals).

Initials in red

History

Origin: s. xviin ; England

Additional Information

Record Sources

See above. Previously described in 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)

Bibliography

    Printed descriptions:

    Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from the Mainz Charterhouse in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue, 2 vols. (Oxford, 2018), pp. 149–156
    S. J. P. van Dijk, Latin Liturgical Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, vol. 5: Fragments - Mass Books (typescript, 1957), p. 236

Last Substantive Revision

2023-01-03: Description revised for Mainz digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.