MS. Laud Lat. 3
Summary Catalogue no.: 641
Justinian, Codex; Italy, late 13th century
This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 137-43. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.
Ruled in lead point, 2-4 columns, 46-50 lines (mostly 47); ruled space of the main text c. 203–13 × 118–34 mm.
Main text in textualis, three main hands.
Fine fleuronnée initials.
Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Archbishop Laud, 1637-1639.
The current fol. iii (attached to fol. ii recto) is a paper document of 1479 issued by the officialis of the prince-bishop of Würzburg; found loose in the volume in 1920.
Provenance and Acquisition
The current fol. iii (see Accompanying material) presumably belongs with the book, suggesting that it was at Würzburg by the fifteenth century.
William Laud, 1573-1645: his ex libris, 1637, fol. 2v.
Given to the Bodleian as part of his third donation, dispatched on 28 June 1639.
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Last Substantive Revision
2018-10-05: Description revised for Polonsky digitization project to include additional information from Mairhofer catalogue.