MS. Bodl. 139
Summary Catalogue no.: 1909
Here regarded as consisting of thirty-one sermons, with list of contents, and preceded by another sermon, usually counted as the first, and by the usual prologue or 'Epistola Æthelredi abbatis Rieuallis ad Gislebertum [Foliot] uenerabilem episcopum Londoniensem'. Through the loss of a gathering after fol. 122 all is gone after the words 'Usque ad Iazer peruenerunt' in the penultimate sermon.
The first part, to the words 'fruendum; per quem & fruitur', is lost: one leaf is also lost after fol. 125.
There are some marginal notes and scribblings.
Good initials (most are unfinished). (Pächt and Alexander iii. 285)
Provenance and Acquisition
Warden, Bedfordshire, Cistercian abbey of St Mary the Virgin (?) : (fol. 1r) top right: '[...] de Ward ...' (s. xiii in.). (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).
Sir Walter Cope. His no. '62' at head of fol. 1r. (MLGB3)
Inscription much damaged by damp. The usual ex libris inscription is 'Liber sancte Marie de Ward'. (MLGB3)
Presented by sir Walter Cope in 1602.
Last Substantive Revision
2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.