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

MS. Bodl. 229

Summary Catalogue no.: 2120


Augustine, Sermones de uerbis domini

Sixty-six sermons, with a list at the beginning, headed '... Augustini de verbo euuangelii secundum Mattheum'. A 13th cent. (?) title on fol. iv 'Gregorius .xlta. Omeliarum' deceived the writers of the 1605 and 1620 catalogues.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 180 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 12.25 × 9.875 in.


Injured by damp at beginning, and repaired.


Good initial. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 46)


Stamped white sheepskin (about 1602) over older sewing and boards, worn, with peculiar arched strings let into each board to secure the band-ends.


Origin: 11th century, first half ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Exeter Cathedral: identifiable in catalogues of 1327 and 1506 (MLGB3)

Presented by the dean and chapter of Exeter in 1602.

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2020) from the following sources, with additional reference to other published literature as cited:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, III (1973), no. 46 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]


Last Substantive Revision

2020-05-21: Description revised to incorporate all information in SC.