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

MS. Laud Lat. 68

Summary Catalogue no.: 1116

Contents

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)
Verses
Incipit: Aer sol positus

Walther 598

Incipit: Cum fama fames

Walther 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.

Hand(s)

Written by Johannes de Bunna.

Decoration

Initials in blue and red, sometimes decorated. (P&A i. 150)

Binding

Laudian binding.

Former chained binding.

History

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]