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MS. Lat. th. d. 35

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)

Homiliary; English, late 12th cent.


Language(s): Latin


By Guillelmus de Merula (nos. 2–19 in Schneyer, Rep. II, pp.494–6) with others interspersed.


A large collection of sermons arranged roughly according to the church year, including sermons by Bernard of Clairvaux , Ivo of Chartres , Geoffrey Babion , Hildebert of Lavardin , Gébouin of Troyes , Petrus Comestor , Hugh of St. Victor and ‘ Odo canonicus ’, also a group by Caesarius of Arles (fol.213–21v) and another group found in Carolingian homiliaries including a homily by Haymo of Auxerre (fol.187v–91v, 192v–5v)


Further sermons and short pieces, including extracts from Gregory, Moralia in Job and from sermons of Bernard of Clairvaux , and sentences from the school of Anselm of Laon .

Hildebert of Lavardin, Letters


(fol.30va–31vb, 98vb–99vb, 224vb–227vb)
Geoffrey Babion, Sermons

Added by a hand different from the main scribe, in spaces originally left blank.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 233)


Origin: English ; 12th century, end

Provenance and Acquisition

Ex libris of Pipewell Abbey, 15th century: 'Pipwell' (original front pastedown). Annotations by a 16th cent. hand, probably pre-Reformation, which also annotated MS. Rawl. A. 388, from Pipewell.

George Brudenell, Deene Park, Northamptonshire

Sotheby's 10 July 1967, lot 46; bought.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.