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

MS. Bodl. 402

Summary Catalogue no.: 2235


1. (fol. 1)

453 sermons or short discourses, partly at least on the Sunday Gospels (Evangelia Dominicalia).

With two indexes of subjects to the 'materie in hoc opere contente', the first to sermons 1-367, the second supplementary, including an added portion, sermons 368-453: the first is 'tabula composita per manum iohannis de Riuuilla (fol. 312v: Wallenstadt in Switzerland?), and the second is ascribed in two hexameters to 'Io-han-nes'

Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 329)
John Waleys, Tractatus de poenitentia
Incipit: Quoniam prouida solercia est mortem meditari

Here with no author's name or title.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Treated as a composite manuscript by the Summary Catalogue (fols. 1-328 | 329-end) but not by Pächt and Alexander.
Form: codex
Support: parchment, paper
Extent: i + 345 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 12 × 9 in.


2 cols.


Written by Johannes de Rivilla, fol. 312v.


Fleuronnée initial. (Pächt and Alexander i. 653, pl. LXV)


Green leather on boards, clasps lost, contemporary French work.


Origin: 15th century, beginning ; France

Provenance and Acquisition

Some items of Oxford expenses connected with horses about A.D. 1600, in Latin, are on fol. 345

This volume appears to have come to the Library in 1603 or 1604.

MS. Bodl. 402 - endleaves


Language(s): Middle French

Four leaves at beginning and end are parts of French accounts of the king's granary at Chinon in 1405-6:

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Origin: 1405-6 ; France

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (Oct. 2022) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, I (1966), no. 653
Summary Catalogue (1922)

Last Substantive Revision

2022-10: Revised to incorporate all information in printed catalogues.