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

MS. Bodl. 267

Summary Catalogue no.: 2128

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 1)
Gregory the Great, Homiliae in Ezechielem
Rubric: Incipit liber primus Omeliarum beati Gregorii pape urbis Rome in primam partem Ezechielis prophetę, que sunt numero duodecim

The title is erased, because the (twenty-two) sermons run through the whole of the prophecy without division into books. A prologue and a note from Origen precede.

2. (fol. 109)
Ps.-Paul the Deacon, Homiliarus doctorum

The second part (Saturday before Easter to Advent) of the Homiliarius de Tempore compiled by Paulus Diaconus with considerable variations. The chief authors of the forty-two sermons, of which a list is printed in the Old Catalogue of 1697, are Bede and Augustine. After fol. 160 a leaf or more may be wanting. The two parts of this MS. may be regarded as distinct, but the handwriting is identical in both.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iii + 172 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 17.25 × 12.25 in.

Layout

2 cols.

Decoration

Good initials. (P&A iii. 189)

Binding

Rough white leather on boards, clasps lost, perhaps 14th cent. English work.

History

Origin: 12th century, third quarter ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

Windsor, collegiate chapel: 'Pressmark "CO" in usual style near top of verso of flyleaf preceding the first leaf of text. Medieval binding (? s. xv), with usual chain mark' (MLGB3).

Given by the dean and canons of Windsor in c. 1603-4 (Summary Catalogue I, p. 90).

Record Sources

Description adapted (June 2020) from the following sources, with additional reference to published literature as cited:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, III (1973), no. 189 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2020-06-17: Description revised to include all information in SC.