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

MS. Bodl. 192

Summary Catalogue no.: 2099


Language(s): Latin

Gregory the Great, Homiliae XL in euangelia
Rubric: Homeliarum liber primus sancti Gregorii pape urbis Rome

With Gregory's prefatory epistle and a list of the forty sermons: the second book begins on fol. 43v.

At fol. 123 the same hand writes a hexameter poem on the succession of bishops and archbishops of Rouen from st. Mello ('Mallonus') to Hugo III (bp. 1129–64): two lines on Rotroldus (1164–83) are added. On a small piece of parchment (fol. 124) some lines are added on the bishops from Petrus II (1236–45) to Gulielmus II (1275–1306).

Incipit: Antistes sanctus Mallonus in ordine primus

Cf. Orderic Vitalis V.11

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 125 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 11.75 × 9.375 in.


2 cols.


Decorative initials. (Pächt and Alexander i. 480)


'Medieval binding. Stubs of two leather straps remain. Usual chain marks. Two nails on back board to which the straps were probably attached since there are no signs of clasps.' (MLGB)


Origin: 12th century, middle ; French, Rouen

Provenance and Acquisition

'd. P.' may have been inside the old fly-leaves.

Windsor, collegiate chapel: on a label under horn on the back board (MLGB), is 'Omelie sancti Gregorij Pape ex dono Illustrissimi regis Edwardi quarti ijº fo⟨lio⟩. In illo tempore'.

Probably acquired in 1612.

Record Sources

Description adapted (May 2020) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, I (1966), no. 480 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image of binding from 35mm slides)


Last Substantive Revision

2020-05-18: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.