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

MS. Bodl. 709

Summary Catalogue no.: 2614


Ps.-John Chrysostom, Opus imperfectum in Matthaeum
Explicit: Expliciunt Omelie Johannis Crisostomi super Matheura de opere imperfecto et cetera

On fol. ii and fol. 175 there is an alphabetical index, the former one being in a different hand of about the same date as the main text and wanting the first leaf

Language(s): Latin

At the end are added in two 15th century hands:

(1) the share of the Prophets and Apostles in the Apostles' Creed

(2) a Latin note on a point raised by Chrysostom in the 31st homily above

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: xvii + 194 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 12.625 × 8.75 in.


2 cols


Pächt and Alexander iii. 658

Good penwork borders

Good initials, fols 1–192


Origin: 14th century, third quarter ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Given by Charles, earl of Nottingham (see below), but not (contrary to Pächt and Alexander) previously owned by Henry VIII: see J. Carley, ‘Sir Thomas Bodley's library and its acquisitions’, in Books and Collectors 1200–1700, ed. J. Carley and C. G. C. Tite (1997), 357-86 (no. 11)

Presented by Charles Howard, earl of Nottingham, in 1604

Record Sources

Description adapted (April 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes and Matthew Holford from the Summary Catalogue (1922) with additional reference to published literature as cited. Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)

Last Substantive Revision

2023-04-14: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)