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

MS. Bodl. 838

Summary Catalogue no.: 2568


Bernard of Clairvaux, Sermons and Other Works
Language(s): Latin

'Sermones Bernardi, quidam integri, quidam abbreuiati', a title from the rather later indexes on fols 206-207

Eighty-six sermons and short theological pieces by Bernard of Clairvaux, with at least one letter from him (fol. 45v)

A full list is given in the entry for item 2568 in the Old Catalogue of 1697

There are also scattered notes

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 210 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 9.375 × 7 in.


An old pagination seems to indicate that nine leaves are wanting between fol. 19 and 20, and some additions are on fols 18, 47v: fols 48-51 are blank


2 cols, as far as fol. 147


Illuminated capitals


Origin: 14th century, early

Provenance and Acquisition

"Iste liber constat Thome Marschall" (s. xv) (MLGB3)

Windsor, Berkshire, Royal collegiate chapel of St George: Probably usual chain mark shows at the beginning of manuscript.

Presented by the dean and canons of Windsor in 1612

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2023) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1922)


Last Substantive Revision

2023-03-21: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)