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

MS. Bodl. 649

Summary Catalogue no.: 2293


Sermons (some perhaps by John Swetstock, monk of St. Albans)
Language(s): Latin and Middle English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good border, initial. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 780)


Stamped brown leather, Oxford early 17th cent. work.


Origin: c. 1400 ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

There is some 16th cent. scribbling on several leaves, among which are 'Edward op Thomas pocidet hunc librum ex Llanvichillim', Llanvillo in Brecon (?: fol. 179), 'William Poter' (fol. 134v), 'Adam Benet' (fol. 108v), cf. 111, 157, 194, 205.

The entry in the 1602 catalogue may be an addition, but in any case the volume undoubtedly came to the Library not later than 1604.

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add provenance information from Summary Catalogue.