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

MS. Laud Lat. 88

Summary Catalogue no.: 1065


Genesis, with gloss
Incipit: (gloss) Creavit celum superius, quod absque motu divinae praesentiae
Explicit: (gloss) Mortuus est tandem per observantiam decalogi
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: 175 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 265 × 170 mm.
Dimensions (written): 219 × 147 mm.


Origin: 12th century, second half

Provenance and Acquisition

Eberbach, Cistercian abbey (?): ‘modern’ chapter numbers added in boxes in the margin, as in MS. Laud Lat. 107.

Probably identifiable as a2 or a3 in the Eberbach library catalogue of 1502.

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), p. 284 [physical description, date, provenance]
H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858-1885 [contents]