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MS. Bodl. 719

Summary Catalogue no.: 2633


Gregory the Great, Homiliae XL in euangelia

The forty homilies of Gregory on passages of the liturgical Gospels

The first homily begins 'Erunt signa ... Dominus ac redemptor noster'

The prologue and list of sermons is supplied on fol. 1 in a 13th century hand

Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 111)
Ralph D'Escures (Ps.-Anselm), Homilia IX
Rubric: Omelia sancti Anselmi Cantuariensis archiepiscopi super Euangelium quod legitur in die Assumptionis sancte Marie
(Patrol. Lat. clviii. 644)
Language(s): Latin
Two short theological pieces
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 117 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 13.625 × 9.25 in.


2 cols


Pächt and Alexander iii. 157



Origin: 12th century, middle ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Southwick, Hampshire, Augustinian priory of St Mary the Virgin: 'Hic liber est ecclesie sancte Marie de Sudwica. Quem qui ei abstulerit. uel inde fraudem fecerit quo minus eius sit. uel hunc titulum dolose deleuerit: sit anathema maranatha', at head of fol. 2v, 3r in red (s. xii/xiii) (MLGB3)

Possibly presented by William Harwood, prebend of Winchester, 1611. But St John's College. According to T. James (Greg. ed. Rom, 3. 1) this manuscript was in 1611 'MS. Codicem ex Bibl. Balliolensi' (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Description adapted (August 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)


Last Substantive Revision

2023-08-07: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)