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

MS. Bodl. 229

Summary Catalogue no.: 2120

Contents

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 (leaf): 12.25 × 9.875 in.

Condition

Injured by damp at beginning, and repaired.

Decoration

Good initial. (P&A iii. 46)

Binding

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

History

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]

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

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