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

MS. Lat. th. e. 48

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


Odo of Morimondo, Sermons
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ii + 143
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 145 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 140 × 95–100 mm.


i2 (fol. i-ii), I-VIII8 (fol. 1–64), IX6 (fol. 65–70) | X8 (fol. 71–78) | XI-XVIII8 (fol. 79–142), XIX2(fol. 143 and pastedown)


22 lines, in 1 column


Gothic bookhand


Red initials with penwork. Crude faces in some initials (fol. 120v, 125v, 126r, 141r)


Original(?) sewing on three split straps, entering channels in the outer faces of the Original(?) wood boards, and fixed with nails; covered in 18th(?)-century brown leather; the spine inscribed 'Expositio | Vet. Testa(m).', and with a square paper label inscribed '20'


Origin: 12th century, late - 13th century, early ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

The Cistercian monastery of Morimondo, Pavia (?), as suggested by the text, binding, and later provenance

Paolo Giovio (?) (1483–1552)

Fol. i recto, formerly the pastedown, inscribed with a shelfmark(?) 'A2' in an 18th-century Italian hand.

Christie's 17 Nov. 1976, lot 380; bought

Record Sources

Draft description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.