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MS. Laud Lat. 6

Summary Catalogue no.: 1148

A-C Glossed biblical books; France, early 13th century

Physical Description

This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 156-62. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.
Composite: fols. 1-24 || fols. 25-109 || fols. 110-119
Form: codex
Extent: ii + 119 + 1 (medieval endleaf, fol. 120) + i leaves, foliated i-ii, 1-121.

Binding

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

History

Provenance and Acquisition

All parts probably bound together early on: they share an annotating hand. All parts probably at Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian, in the thirteenth century. Part B is annotated by a thirteenth-century hand also found in MSS. Laud Lat. 41, 42, 98, 115.

William Laud, 1573-1645, by 1636 (fol. 1r).

Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, sent 28 June 1639.

MS. Laud Lat. 6 - Part A (fols. 1-24)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fols. 1-24)
Acts, with glossa ordinaria (start lost; starts at 5.30)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 367–70 × 238–47 × 5 mm.

Layout

Ruled in lead point; one to three shifting columns, of 53–56 lines per text; ruled space 243–58 × 183–95 mm.

Hand(s)

Late French protogothic script, by one hand. Marginal and interlinear glosses by (near-)contemporary hands.

Decoration

Initials in red and blue, several with simple decoration. Paraphs in the marginal gloss. Red running titles.

History

Origin: 13th century, early ; French

MS. Laud Lat. 6 - Part B (fols. 25-109)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (fols. 25r-70v)
Proverbs, with glossa ordinaria

Preceded (fols. 25ra-rc) by Jerome's prologue.

3. (fols. 85r-109r)
Wisdom, with glossa ordinaria

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 365–70 × 245-50 × 20 mm.

Layout

Ruled in lead point; two or three shifting columns

Hand B(1) c. 39-45 lines, ruled space B(1) c. 244–64 × 173–80 mm.

hand B(2), 41-42 lines; ruled space 251–54 × 179–85 mm.

Hand(s)

Late French protogothic script, by two hands, (1) fols. 25r-71r, 85-109r (2) fols. 72r-84v. Marginal and interlinear glosses by (near-)contemporary hands, one associated with the Domstift St Kilian.

Decoration

Fleuronnée initials in red and blue. Simple initials in red and blue. Paraphs. Red and blue rubric.

History

Origin: 13th century, early ; French

MS. Laud Lat. 6 - Part C (fols. 110-120)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

2. (fols. 117vb-119vb)
Daniel, with glossa ordinaria (start only, rest lost)

Preceded by Jerome's prologue.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): c. 364–70 × 246-48 × 2 mm.

Layout

In lead, hard point, and ink, sometimes mixed; three and (fol. 118v) four shifting columns (the central one not necessarily being the largest), with 26–27 widely-spaced lines (Bible text); ad hoc ruling for the gloss; ruled space 248–315 × 157–218 mm.

Hand(s)

Late French protogothic script, one hand. Marginal and interlinear glosses by (near-)contemporary hands.

Decoration

Fleuronnée initial, as part B; paraphs; three red rubrics.

History

Origin: 13th century, early ; French (evidence of parchment, script and decoration)

Additional Information

Record Sources

See above. Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (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