MS. Laud Or. 118
Oriental Manuscripts Laud Oriental Collection
Book of Psalms
Partially illegible scribblings on fol. 1r; prayer for evil eye(?) on fol. 1v
Low quality parchment with numerous amendments and holes: hair side and flesh side indistinguishable, pricking, ruling are often visible.
Ashkenazi square script
Fol. 100: earlier, 14th-century hand , Ashkenazi semi-cursive/cursive script.
Decorated initial-word panel (fol. 1r).
The last folio is from an earlier, 14th-century MS(fol. 100).
Brown leather binding, blind-tooled, with the gold-tooled coat of arms of Archbisop Laud in the middle; holes for straps.
Provenance and Acquisition
Watermark on flyleaf (to be identified); ownerships' note on fol. 1r: שייך ליורשי רוימלינגן (רויטלינגן?) , "Liber Guil[ielmi] Laude Archiepi[scopi] Cant.et Cancellarii Universit[atis] Oxon[iensis] 1636."
Donated to the Library by Archbishop William Laud (see Summary Catalogue, vol.II, part 1, pp.13-14).
Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
MSS R.R. Film No. F 16175