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

MS. Bodl. 747

Summary Catalogue no.: 2769


Gregory the Great, Moralia in Job
Rubric: ... Secunda pars Moralium beati Gregorii pape in Iob

From Book XI to XXII (usually called Parts 3-4), with prologue

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i + 168 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 13.875 × 10 in.


2 cols


Pächt and Alexander iii. 194, pl. XIX

One fine initial, many good initials

Many marginal scribblings, c. 1300.

Additions: Many marginal scribblings, c. 1300, including 'Joh⟨annes⟩ me fecit', 'Engel me fecit', fols. 98v, 99 (cf. 105) (Pächt and Alexander iii. 194). 'Ricardus' is on fol. 107. These scribbles are likely to be by those who drew the figures on adjacent pages


White sheepskin on boards, with tag at top, clasp lost, contemporary binding, repaired


Origin: 12th century, third quarter ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

'Liber Johannis Bayley ex dono dominæ Annæ Ailworth patruelis 1587. Sep: 19th'

Presented by William Bailey in 1602

Record Sources

Description adapted (December 2022) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973)

Last Substantive Revision

2022-12-26: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)