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

MS. Lat. th. d. 43

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


Bernard of Clairvaux , Sermones per annum ,

for the first half of the Church year

Language(s): Latin
Ps.-Bernard , De contemplatione
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: i (paper) + 146 + i (paper) + ii (two small slips of paper, glued to the lower pastedown)
Dimensions (leaf): 285 × 180 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 200 × 125 mm.
Foliation: Modern pencil, i, 1-149


31 lines, in 1 columns


Good rounded gothic hand


Red and green initials with penwork.


Sewn on four bands, and bound in reddish brown leather over pasteboards; the covers with simple blind-tooled fillets; the spine inscribed in ink which has corroded the leather 'S. Bernard. | Sermon[ ] | Lib. de Con[t.]'; and with the remains of two paper labels (cf. MS. lat. th. ....)


Origin: 12th century, late - 13th century, early ; Italian, Morimondo (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Cistercian monastery of Morimondo, Pavia, on the evidence of the binding

Paolo Giovio (?) (1483-1552)

Bought at Christie's 17 Nov. 1976, lot 371.

Record Sources

Preliminary description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.