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

MS. Bodl. 867

Summary Catalogue no.: 2746


1. (fol. 1)
Hugo Ripelinus, Compendium ueritatis theologicae
Incipit: Veritatis theologie sublimitas
Final rubric: Veritas theologie

Preceded by a list of chapters

Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 93v)
Incipit: Nonne cor nostrum ... Verba sunt dominorum discipulorum

About thirty-seven Latin sermons or abstracts of sermons, one of which (fol. 104) is headed 'Sermo Roberti [Grosseteste] Lincolniensis de triplici ierarchia humana'

The rest of the serrmons may also be by Grosseteste

Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 132)
John Waleys, Ordinarium
Rubric: Dietarium fratris Johannis Wallensis
Incipit: (preface) Nunquid nosti ordinem celi... Sicud angelica ierarchia
Incipit: (text) Quoniam omni negocio est tempus

This is the first part of the Ordinarium vel Alphabetum vitae religiosae, and treats of the proper occupations and meals of a religious person

Language(s): Latin
4. (fol. 166)
Paulinus of Aquileia, Liber exhortationis
Rubric: Liber exhortacionis beati Augustini ad quendam comitem
Incipit: O mi frater, si cupias scire
Language(s): Latin
5. (fol. 182)
John Chrysostom, Commentary on the genealogy of Christ
Incipit: Liber generacionis uel genologia (sic) Christi

A commentary on the genealogy of Christ in Matthew, partly from Chrysostom

Ends abruptly on the recto of fol. 190 with '& exiuit oras'

Language(s): Latin
6. (fol. 192)
Ps.-Anselm, Similitudines Anselmi
Rubric: Liber sancti Anselmi Cantuariensis archiepiscopi de Similitudinibus
Language(s): Latin
7. (fol. 224v)
Anselm, Proslogion
Rubric: Prosologion Anselmi

Ending with 'incircumscripti & eterni' in Chapter XIII, some leaves being lost

Language(s): Latin
8. (fol. 232)
Richard of St.-Victor, Liber exceptionum
Rubric: Allegorie Veteris Testamenti
Incipit: In precedentibus premissa
Explicit: Explicit Allegorie magistri Petri Manducatoris
Language(s): Latin
9. (fol. 299)
Ps.-Methodius, De initio et fine saeculi
Rubric: Incipit hic liber Met⟨h⟩odii
Incipit: Sciendum namque est nobis

A prophecy, which seems to include the 'Computatio quæ dam annorum à Creatione ad diem Judicij' of the Benefactors' Register

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv + 307 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 10.5 × 7.875 in.


Illuminated capitals


White leather on boards, with parchment cover, clasps lost, 15th century English work


Origin: 15th century, early ; England

Provenance and Acquisition

Windsor, Berkshire, Royal collegiate chapel of St George: Usual chain mark. Pressmark 'B [G?] V' in usual position on fol. iv verso (MLGB3)

Presented by the dean and canons of Windsor in 1612

MS. Bodl. 867, flyleaves


(Fols i, 306, 307)
Law commentary
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment


Origin: 15th century, early

Additional Information

Record Sources

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


Last Substantive Revision

2023-11-17: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1922)