MS. Laud Lat. 97
Summary Catalogue no.: 1307
Song of Songs
Fol. 44v partly blank.
As pr. Vetus Latina 11/2 (Sirach/Ecclesiasticus) (1987), 18–19, from Gotha, Forschungsbibliothek Memb. I 13 (prov. Mainz).
Followed (fol. 84r) by the responsory ‘Mons Gelboe nec ros nec pluvia’ (cantus003807), with neums.
Fols. 84v-85r blank.
Occasional German glosses, ed. Steinmeyer/Sievers, no. 236b.
Corrections to the text, late twelfth century.
Five hands: (1) fols. 1r-24v; (2) fols. 25r-44v, 85v-117r; (3) fols. 45r-84r; (4) fols. 117r-132v; (5) fols. 133r-167v.
Cistercian punctuation, added 12th century, last quarter
Neums (fol. 84).
Decorated initials, that on fol. 1 repainted (Pächt and Alexander i. 61). Foliate initials. ‘Silhouette’ initials added, late twelfth century. Fol. 1, ‘silhouette’ initial in red and yellow with penwork decoration, in a yellow border.
Coloured initials in red.
Provenance and Acquisition
Eberbach, Cistercian abbey, perhaps by the late twelfth century, when Cistercian punctuation and initials in Cistercian style were added.
Eberbach ex libris, late 15th century.
Identifiable as a 11 in the Eberbach library catalogue of 1502.
William Laud, 1573–1645, 1637.
Part of his third donation to the Bodleian, 1639.
Last Substantive Revision
2019-04-02: Description revised for Polonsky to incorporate all information in Palmer, Pächt and Alexander and Quarto catalogues, with additional description of content from observation of MS.