Oxford, Bodleian Library, ms. Laud gr. 81

Manuscript Pages

Additional Information

  • Acquired: given by another donor
  • Film: 35mm Black-and-white Negative


Original box:

Bodleian Libr.
Ms. Laud. Gr. 81

A gift from Prof. Vasilios Laourðas, μηνὶ Μαΐῳ, ἐν ἔτει ἀπὸ κτίσεως κόσμου ͵ζδξαʹ (old accessions catalogue, p. 1).

Fols. 1r-120r (=Coxe §§1-14 and part of his §15). Not in fact the entire manuscript, but complete for this section.

First frame (hand-written):

(Order no.) "B.P.5474
Ms. Laud gr. 81.
B. Laourdas
Exetor [sic] Coll[.]

Second frame: sheet showing relative size in inches, printing points, etc.

Some parts infelicitously taped. We have replaced old splicings where we could safely, but not where it would do violence to the text. This will be an extremely useful film, but we do advise care when scrolling.

Some sticky residue in places, some rusty discoloration in others (ex. gr. 34r/v) and some red spots (apparently not redox) in yet others (as 47r, 87v). Surprisingly, however, none of this impairs the legibility of this beautiful manuscript; at the very most, one must refocus at spots that have been taped (ex. gr. 43v), but after this slight inconvenience these parts are made very clear.