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

MS. Bodl. 172

Summary Catalogue no.: 2034


Language(s): Latin


Latin sermons for holy days and other special occasions: but according to a list at fol. ii the first fourteen and part of the fifteenth are lost at the beginning, and one leaf is wanting after fol. 56: there were originally at least seventy-four sermons.

Hildebert of le Mans, Sermo
Incipit: Surge Aquilo ... Videndum est quis loquitur

The first sermon of which the beginning is preserved.

Peter Comestor, Sermones

Two sermons are directly attributed to Petrus Comestor (fols. 19, 63) and others are by him, but not all, in spite of a nearly contemporary title 'Sermones magistri Petri Manducatoris' (fol. ii verso).

Later theological notes are on foll. iv, ii, 63v, 64v, and scattered about the volume: one on fol. 63v begins 'Mandata secundum Abuyle super Evangelium', on the Decalogue.

(fol. i)
Baldwin of Ford, De sacramento altaris
Incipit: Amantissimo domino ... Reuerenda nomina magistri

Part of the preface, added 13th century.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 64 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 12.25 × 7.875 in.


2 cols., with wide margins


Illuminated capitals.


White leather on boards, English 14th cent. (?) work.


Origin: 13th century ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Windsor, collegiate chapel: evidence of the binding (MLGB).

Presented by the dean and canons of Windsor in 1612.

Record Sources

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


Last Substantive Revision

2020-04-21: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.