MS. Laud Lat. 35
Summary Catalogue no.: 1153
Tripartite psalter; Würzburg, c. 833–842
This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 164-76. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.
Jerome, ep. 106 (fols. 7v-9v added 11th century).
Psalter in three columns (Gallican, Roman, and Hebrew); the Gallican text glossed, 9th century.
Collects added in the lower margins, fols. 10v-198r, 11th century.
Marginal and other additions, some contemporary, some 11th century.
Latin glossing; at least three drypoint inscriptions with Old High German personal names.
Ruled in hardpoint.
Fols. 1r-9v: 1 column of 32 or mostly 33 lines, ruled space 259-70 × 207-12 mm.
Fols. 10r ff.: 3 columns of 32-33 lines, ruled space 255-67 × 200-17 mm.
Carolingian minuscule by several hands.
Neums, adiastematic South German type, accompany some added texts.
Initials. (P&A i. 7)
Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639.
Provenance and Acquisition
Made for the abbey of St. Kylian, Würzburg, probably under bishop Hunbert (832-42) with a group of other manuscripts commissioned for the abbey by Hunbert.
Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian: 15th-century shelfmark, fol. 2r.
William Laud, 1573-1645: his ex libris, 1637, fol. 1r.
Given to the Bodleian as part of his third donation, dispatched on 28 June 1639.
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