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MS. Laud Lat. 96

Summary Catalogue no.: 1324

Psalter, with gloss attributed to Bruno of Würzburg; Tegernsee, 11th century, second half


This description is abbreviated from Daniela Mairhofer, Medieval Manuscripts from Würzburg in the Bodleian Library, Oxford: A Descriptive Catalogue (Oxford, 2014), pp. 219-35. For purposes of scholarly citation, reference to the printed catalogue is requested.

1. (fols. 1ra-2rb)
Translatio S. Iacobi Maioris BHL 4068

Added, probably at Würzburg, mid-12th century.

2. (fols. 3ra-260vb)
Gallican Psalter, with the commentary attributed to Bruno of Würzburg
2.1. (fols. 3ra-3vb)
2.2. (fols. 3vb-4vb )
Prologue to the Psalter
2.3. (fols. 4vb-5rb)
Jerome, Prologue to the Psalter
2.4. (fols. 5rb-5vb)
Rubric: Dicta s. Augustini de virtutibus psalmorum

Stegmüller, 1833(8)

2.5. (fols. 5vb-6rb)
Rubric: Tres orationes antequam psalmi incipiantur

Stegmüller, 1833(10)-(12)

2.6. (fol. 6va)
Mnemonic verses and note of contents
2.7. (fols. 7r-215vb)
Gallican psalter with gloss of Bruno of Würzburg
2.8. (fols. 216ra-229rb)
Canticles with gloss of Bruno of Würzburg
2.9. (fols. 229ra-234rb)
Pater Noster, Apostles' Creed, Te Deum, and Athanasian Creed, with gloss of Bruno of Würzburg
2.10. (fols. 235ra-250vb)
Litany of the saints, and prayers
2.11. (fols. 251ra-254vb)
2.12. (fols. 255ra-259va)
Psalterium abbreviatum, attributed to Jerome
2.13. (fols. 259va-260va)
Litany and short prayers

Added at Würzburg.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i (paper, 17th-cent.) + i (parchment, 17th cent.) + 260 + i (paper, 17th cent.) leaves, foliated i-ii, 1-261.
Dimensions (leaf): c. 305-32 × 240-55 × 75 mm.


Ruled in hard point. 2 columns, 22-23 lines of text and 44-45 lines of gloss. Ruled space c. 219-26 × 177-96 mm.


Protogothic script by several hands.


Fine borders, initials. (P&A i. 34, pl. IV)


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


Origin: 11th century, second half ; German, Tegernsee, Benedictine monastery

Provenance and Acquisition

Würzburg, Benedictine abbey of St Stephen, before the end of the 12th century (see fols. 259va-260va)

William Laud, 1573-1645, by 1637.

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

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).


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