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

MS. Laud Lat. 68

Summary Catalogue no.: 1116


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1)
Donatus, Ars minor
Colophon: Explicit Donatus Minor scriptus per me Johannem de Bunna, de quo Deo Laus; Amen
2. (fol. 8)
Alexander de Villa Dei, Doctrinale magnum
Colophon: Explicit textus Doctrinalis magistri Alexandri de Villa Dei scriptus per me Johannem de Bunna studentem, de quo Deo laus et Amen
3. (fol. 54v)
Ludolf of Hildesheim, Flores grammaticae
Incipit: Flores grammatice propono scribere Christe
Explicit: Veros et sit nos patet ire tollere fructus
Final rubric: Expliciunt flores grammaticae; Deo laus; Amen
(fol. 71)
Incipit: Aer sol positus

WIC 598

Incipit: Cum fama fames

WIC 3608a

Incipit: Pus et opus fenum fel manna lutum quoque senum

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 71 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 225 × 160 mm.
Dimensions (written): 163 × 125 mm.


Written by Johannes de Bunna.


Initials in blue and red, sometimes decorated. (Pächt and Alexander i. 150)


Laudian binding.

Former chained binding.


Origin: 14th century, middle or second half ; German (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Eberbach, Cistercian abbey: ex libris, erased, 15th century.

Identifiable as T2 in the 1502 Eberbach library catalogue.

F. Jacobus Krayn(?)’, 16th century, second half (?)

William Laud, 1573–1645, 1637.

Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, 1639.

Record Sources

Description adapted (2019) from the following sources:
Nigel F. Palmer, Zisterzienser und ihre Bücher: die mittelalterliche Bibliotheksgeschichte von Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau (Regensburg, 1998), pp. 150, 284 [contents, physical description, date, provenance]
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, I (1966), no. 150 [decoration, origin, provenance]
H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858–1885 [contents]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)


Last Substantive Revision

2019-02-08: Description revised for Polonsky to incorporate all information in Palmer and Quarto catalogues.