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

MS. Lat. th. e. 51

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


Guerric of Igny, Sermons
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: iii (modern paper) + 139 + ii (modern paper)
Dimensions (leaf): 198 × 140 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 150–2 × 101–2 mm.


I-III8 (fol. 1–24) [leaf signatures suggest that three quires are missing here, of which quire V is part of the first] IV8 (fol. 25–32), V8–4 (misbound: should follow fol. 24; 1st, 2nd, 7th, & 8th leaves missing) (fol. 33–36), V-IX8 (fol. 37–76), XI6 (fol. 77–82), XII-XVII8 (fol. 83–130), XVIII10–1 (10th leaf cancelled) (fol. 131–139)


31–5 lines, in 1 column


Cursive script


'Bound by Mr Wilson | 1827.', 'Repaired by | R. C. Mart[?] [...] | 1/20/23' (upper pastedown): sewn on four cords and bound in three-quarter brown leather and marbled paper over pasteboards; rebacked; enclosed in a satchel stamped in gilt with the initials 'A.J.L.'


Origin: 15th century, late - 16th century, early ; European, North

Provenance and Acquisition

'No. 2787' at the foot of fol. 2r; 'I. Lee | Colworth. | 1826' [i.e. John Fiott Lee, 1783–1866], presumably re-bound for him, with his armorial bookplate on the upper pastedown

'Salmon (?) July 28, 1892' (fol. ir)

Swann Gallery, New York, 11 Oct. 1979, lot 240

Bought by Quaritch for the Bodleian.

Record Sources

Draft description by Peter Kidd, late 1990s

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.