A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Bodl. 125

Summary Catalogue no.: 1988


Language(s): Latin

Odo of Cluny, Collationes

Here with no title: prefixed is 'Prologus beati Oddonis abbatis ad Terpium pontificem': the subject is the depravity of man.

On fol. 98v written with a metal stilus in a hand of the 2nd half of the 13th cent. is 'Notandum quod frater W. de Wicumbe precibus domini J. de Abbendonia tunc precentoris hortatu etiam & precepto domini R. de Wygornia tunc supprioris collectarium cotidianum secundum usum Radingie correxit & de duobus unum fecit', and a list of the works transcribed by him follows, partly rubbed off: and on fol. 99r is 'Hec sunt opera fratris W. de Wycumbe per quadriennium apud Leom [i.e. Leoministriam] commorantis', but nothing follows.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 100 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 10 × 7.25 in.


Good initial, cf. other contemporary Reading manuscripts such as Bodley 257. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 149)


Plain white sheepskin on boards, clasp lost, perhaps late 12th cent. work


Origin: 12th century, middle ; English, Reading, abbey or Leominster, priory

Provenance and Acquisition

Reading Abbey and/or its cell Leominster Priory: identifiable in the Reading-Leominster catalogue of 1192 (CBMLC B75.34) (MLGB); note by W. de Wicombe, fol 98v (=CBMLC B.76)

'J.P.': 'Augustij 10, 1622. Liber Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ ex dono Jo. Pickering S. Th. Baccalaurej et Coll. Aenean. Socij.'

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources with additional reference to published literature as cited:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 149 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-07: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.