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

MS. Bodl. 197

Summary Catalogue no.: 1906


Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1)
Aelred of Rievaulx, Sermones de oneribus

Preceded by a preface of 'Athelredus' to Gilbert Foliot, a single sermon by Ethelred (Migne's Patrol. Lat. clxxxiv, col. 817), and a list of the sermons.

2. (fol. 103v)
Aelred of Rievaulx, De spirituali amicitia
Rubric: Liber Athelredi abbatis de spirituali amicitia

With prologue.

3. (fol. 126v)
Arnold of Bonneval, De sex uerbis Domini in cruce
Rubric: Liber Ernaldi abbatis de sex uerbis que Dominus in cruce locutus est
4. (fol. 142v)
Arnold of Bonneval, De cardinalibus operibus Christi
Rubric: Liber de cardinalibus operibus Christi

With his prologue.

5. (fol. 180)
Arnold of Bonneval, De operibus sex dierum
Rubric: Tractatus domini Ernaldi abbatis Boneuallensis apud Carnotum qui postea monacus fuit Clareuallensis ubi obiit, de operibus vi. dierum.
Language(s): Latin
6. (fol. 213)
Arnold of Bonneval, Sermo de sancta Maria (De laudibus beatae Mariae virginis)
Incipit: Si linguis hominum
Final rubric: Explicit liber uenerabilis Ernaldi abbatis

Without title.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: vi + 224 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 13 × 8.875 in.


2 cols.


Initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 286)


Stamped brown leather, Oxford work of about 1610


Origin: c. 1200 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Reading Abbey: erased ex libris, fol. vi recto flyleaf, s. xiii (MLGB).

On Oct. 10, 1608, it was owned by Richard Amye or Amyas.

Acquired between 1613 and 1620 (Summary Catalogue I, p. 101).

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2020) from the following sources, with reference to additional published literature as cited:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 286 [decoration, date, localization]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance, acquisition]


Last Substantive Revision

2020-03-27: Description revised to include all information in SC.