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

MS. Bodl. 190

Summary Catalogue no.: 2095


Language(s): Latin

Gregory the Great, Dialogues
Rubric: Incipit liber primus Dialogorum sancti Gregorii pape urbis Rome eiusque diaconi Petri De quorundam miraculis sanctorum

With marginal notes.

At fol. 137 is a 13th cent. extract from a Latin theological work, and an erased inscription of which 'secundum Hie⟨ronymum⟩' can perhaps be discerned.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 138 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 10.75 × 7.375 in.


Partly stained by damp.


Initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 81)


Stamped white sheepskin (about 1602) on older sewing and boards, injured and repaired.


Origin: 12th century, beginning ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter Cathedral: 'Liber sancti Petri Exoniensis. Si quis illum inde abstulerit: eterne maledictioni subiaceat,' 13th cent. Identifiable in the catalogues of 1327 and 1506 (MLGB).

Presented by the dean and chapter of Exeter in 1602.

Record Sources

Description adapted (May 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 81 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]


Last Substantive Revision

2020-05-12: Revised to incorporate all information in SC.