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Sermons on the gospels, Written in the 15th century in England

MS. Barlow 24
Held at the Weston Library

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Sermons on the gospels, arranged for the whole Christian year, beg. 'Cum appropinquasset Jhesus Jerusalem etc... . Karissimi tempus presens' (fol. 1). There is an alphabetical index of subjects (fol. 132v) followed by a table of subjects referring to the second half of the book, which consists of sermons for saints' days, and an explanatory note 'In primis quotantur sermones par [sic] numerum algorismalem, deinde quotantur partes ipsorum par quatuor littere [sic] nominis compilatoris, nam S significat quidquid precedit sermonis processum, E significat primum principale, L secundum principale et K tercium principale' referring probably to Robert Silk, for whom see MS. Bodl. 410 (fol. 135).

The fly-leaves are taken from a 15th-cent. book of hours.


  • Creation: Written in the 15th century in England


218 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Barlow 24

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 6470

Custodial History

On fol, 2 is 'Dominus Thomas Noly est huius libri verus possessor' in a 15th-cent. hand.

Physical Facet

On paper


11 1/2 × 8 1/10 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom