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

MS. Bodl. 162

Summary Catalogue no.: 2015


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1)
Ps.-Bonaventure, Meditationes uitae Christi
Rubric: Hic incipiunt Meditaciones Boneuenture de Passione Christi
Incipit: Inter alia uirtutum
(fol. 87v)
Rubric: Istum modum procedendi tenent in negocio & habent prelati Francie contra Predicatores et Minores hijs diebus de deliberato consilio cum magistris in theologia in decretis et aliis iure peritis quos habere poterunt
2. (fol. 89)
Bonaventure, Breuiloquium
Rubric: Incipiunt quatuor Meditaciones ymaginis vite per deuotum Boneventuram eciam edite
Incipit: Flecto genua mea
3. (fol. 114)
Sermones quadragesimales

Selected from Augustine and other Fathers of the Church.

Incipit: Rogo vos & ammoneo
(fol. 132v)
Rubric: Sermo bonus de Passione Christi
Incipit: Sanguis meus effundetur ... Karissimi, pre omnibus rebus a Deo creatis

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: v + 138 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 11 × 7.625 in.


Illuminated capitals.


Stamped white leather (about 1602) on older sewing and boards.


Origin: 14th century, late

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter Cathedral: 'Istum librum ... dominus Ricardus Brounst vicarius de choro ecclesie Cathedralis beati Petri Exonie librarie ecclesie Cathedralis predicte dedit & assignauit imperpetuum ibidem permansurum', late 15th cent. He was vicar choral in 1417. Identifiable in the catalogue of 1506 (MLGB).

Presented by the dean and chapter of Exeter in 1602.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the Summary Catalogue (1922), with additional reference to other published literature as cited.


Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-15: Description revised to incorporate all information from SC.