MS. Laud Lat. 92
Summary Catalogue no.: 1001
Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, and Ruth; 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. 208-15. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.
Deuteronomy (fol. 1r-v, capitula)
Joshua (fols. 44v-45v, Jerome's prologue; fols. 45v-47r, capitula)
Judges (fols. 77r-78ar, capitula)
With 124 later Old High German glosses (105 in ink, 19 in drypoint), most likely from the tenth century, in a West Central German (Central Franconian) dialect.
Ruled in hard point, one column of 24 lines, ruled space 235-40 × 150-5 mm.
German Anglo-Saxon minuscule, several hands.
Initials. Marginal scribbles, fols. 4v, 5r, 21r, 70v (cf. P&A iii. 14).
Brown tanned calf over laminated pulpboard for Abp. Laud, 1637–1639.
Provenance and Acquisition
Written at the order of Humbert, bishop of Würzburg (inscription, fol. 1v), probably at Würzburg, although Fulda has also been suggested.
Würzburg, Domstift St Kilian: 15th-century shelfmark, fol. 1r.
William Laud, 1573-1645: his ex libris, 1637, fol. 1v.
Given to the Bodleian as part of his third donation, dispatched on 28 June 1639.
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Last Substantive Revision
2018-07-10: Fuller summary of Mairhofer's catalogue created for Polonsky German manuscripts project.