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[sine loco], codices restituti, Cod. 1 (Codex Florus dispersus)
Papyrus and parchment · 117 ff. · 32 x 22 cm · Lyon or Luxeuil · 7th / 8th century
Augustinus Hipponensis, Epistolae et Sermones (Codex restitutus)

"Codex Florus dispersus” contains a virtual reconstruction of a manuscript of letters and sermons by Augustine. It was written by a single hand in a late 7th or early 8th century uncial script. The manuscript evidently originated in France, perhaps in Luxeuil or in Lyon. Originally the manuscript contained at least 30 quinions (at least 300 leaves), of which 117 leaves remain today. One part with 63 leaves from the original quires 4-11 is currently held in Paris (BnF, lat. 11641); after leaf 26 there could be inserted a single leaf which currently is held in St. Petersburg (NLR, Lat.F.papyr. I.1). Another part with 53 leaves from the original quires 24-30 is being held in Geneva (Bibliothèque de Genève, lat. 16). The outer leaf of each quire (quinio) is parchment, while the remaining leaves are papyrus. During the 9th century the volume was part of the library of Florus of Lyon, who added numerous marginalia to the manuscript in his own hand. "sine loco", codices restituti, Cod. 1 contains a virtual reconstruction of the surviving pieces in their original order. (flu)

Online Since: 12/15/2014

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[sine loco], codices restituti, Cod. 2 (Frowinus dispersus)
Parchment · 194 ff. · 31.5 x 23 cm · Engelberg · 1143-1178
Gregorius M., Moralia in Job., t. I (Codex restitutus)

This codex contains a virtual reconstruction of Engelberg Abbey Library’s Cod. 20 with the first volume of Gregory the Great’s Moralia in Iob. It contains the first (ff. 6r-99r) and second part (99r-193v), each divided into five books. At the front of the volume there used to be a full-page illustration consisting of an artistic portrayal of Job with his three friends (upper half) and a portrayal of Gregory the Great and a writing monk (lower half), who according to custom represents Peter the Deacon (Petrus Diaconus). This leaf with a verse of dedication by Frowin on the back, the actual recto side, was carefully described by P. Karl Stadler in his hand-written catalog of 1787; this helped to identify the membrum disiectum, which is now held by the The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1955.74 (Purchase from the J.H. Wade Fund), as unequivocally belonging to this volume. (flu)

Online Since: 12/15/2014

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[sine loco], codices restituti, Cod. 3 (Biblia Theodulfi, Fragmenta)
Parchment · ? ff. · 22-45.9 x 26.4-61 cm · Eastern France? (Bernhard Bischoff, following Schönherr) · middle of the 9th century (Schönherr)
Biblia latina (Vulgata recensione Theodulfi). Fragmenta.

Fewer than ten textual witnesses of Theodulf of Orléans’ († 821) version of the Vulgata have survived. Numerous fragments of such a 9th century Theodulf Bible from the collegiate church of St. Ursus in Solothurn, where it was cut up and used as binding material, have been preserved in the state archives of Solothurn and the central library of Solothurn. Virtual reunification of the fragments: [sine loco], codices restituti, Cod. 3 (Biblia Theodulfi Fragmenta). (hol)

Online Since: 03/19/2015

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsBN 49
Parchment · 184 ff. · 12.5 x 8.5 cm · Bohemia · end of the 14th century / first half of the 15th century
Prayer book

This manuscript contains a collection of prayers in Bohemian; eight prayers are attributed to Johannes of Neumarkt (around 1310-1380), an early representative of Bohemian humanism. The manuscript is decorated with several red and blue initials. An image of the Arma Christi used to be glued onto f. 39r, of which only residue remains. (sau)

Online Since: 12/18/2014

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurF 3
Parchment · 100 ff. · 31 x 24 cm · Muri (?) · 1508
Pontificale Murense

Pontifical rites for Johannes Feierabend, Abbot of the Cloister at Muri from 1500 through 1508. On July 12, 1507 Pope Julius II conferred the pontifical upon Abbot Johannes Feierabend and his successors. (pel)

Online Since: 11/03/2009

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurF 5
Parchment · 258 ff. · 30.5-31 x 22.5-23 cm · first half of the 14th century
Jacobus de Voragine

The Italian Dominican Jacobus de Varagine, known as the author of the Legenda aurea, wrote not only lives of the saints, but also extensive cycles of sermons. This collection from the first half of the 14th century contains about 340 sermons for all Sundays and holidays of the church year. In 1553 it came to the library of Muri Abbey. (gam)

Online Since: 12/14/2018

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurF 6
Parchment · 77 ff. · 30 x 20.5 cm · 15th century
Missale speciale

This 15th century Missale speciale contains the formulas for the Mass for the highest holidays of the church year (Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, Michaelmas, All Saints' Day and the dedication of the church) as well as for the Mass for the dead and for several votive Masses. This compilation was suited for worship service in a chapel. An image of the crucifixion of Christ has been removed from this manuscript. (gam)

Online Since: 12/14/2018

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurF 8
Parchment · 217 ff. · 27 x 18.5 cm · 12th century
Hieronymus, Commentarii in evangelia

This 12th century manuscript with commentaries on the four Gospels is probably from Alsace. This is suggested by the history of the founding of the Benedictine monastery of St. Faith in Sélestat, added on the last pages. In 1530, the manuscript was owned by Johannes Schornegg, parish priest in Muri. (gam)

Online Since: 10/04/2018

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurF 14
Paper · 293 ff. · 41 x 31 cm · Lucerne · 1474
Ps. Giles of Rome, Nicolaus de Dinkelspühl, Bernardus de Parentis

In 1474 Adam Keuten, since 1467 parish priest at the Hofkirche in Lucerne, compiled a large-format volume with the Proprietates rerum naturalium moralisatae, an encyclopedia in seven parts about the most important fields of creation, followed by allegorical interpretations of natural phenomena. The volume also contains a medical treatise, several short works about the Eucharist, and a longer treatise about the Mass. (gam)

Online Since: 12/14/2018

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurF 31a
Parchment · 6 ff. · 39 x 16.5-17.5 cm / 6 x 13-16 cm · Alemannic region · middle of the 13th century
Osterspiel von Muri

The Osterspiel von Muri (Easter Play of Muri) is the oldest known rhyming dramatic piece in German. The author is unknown. Linguistic analyses lead to the conclusion that the work originated in the middle or western region of the area where high Alemannic was spoken. The surviving portion of the Osterspiel indicates a true spoken drama, without Latin or musical elements. (pel)

Online Since: 04/15/2010

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurF 84
Paper · 388 ff. · 26.5 x 19.5 cm · Alpirsbach · 1498-1499
Petrus Hispanus, Petrus Tartaretus

This composite manuscript consists of an incunable from Freiburg i. Br. from 1494 and two parts in manuscript, which were copied in 1498 and 1499 by Brother Johannes Bengel, Conventual at Alpirsbach Abbey in the Black Forest. The three texts on scholastic logic are by Peter of Spain and by Petrus Tartaretus, a contemporaneous Parisian philosopher whose mnemonic device, a logical figure called pons asinorum has also been copied. (gam)

Online Since: 12/14/2018

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurF 85
Paper · 149 ff. · 28 x 21 cm · Upper Italy · around 1470-1480
Antonius Guainerius; Tractatus medicinales

This composite manuscript about medicine is from Upper Italy and contains three incunabula with works by the doctor Antonio Guainerio, who was active in Pavia. It also contains a part in manuscript from the 1470s with treatises on infertility, on urine, and on stomachache, supplemented by several short recipes and a medical consultation for the humanist and diplomat Marcolino Barbavara. (gam)

Online Since: 12/14/2018

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurFm 4
Parchment · 339 ff. · 49 x 35 cm · last quarter of the 15th, first quarter of the 16th century
Graduale, pars de tempore

First volume (Temporale) of the two-volume gradual with liturgical songs that Abbot Laurentius of Heidegg from Muri Abbey purchased from the convent of canonesses at Säckingen in 1532, after the furnishings of Muri Abbey, along with the liturgical books, were destroyed in the Second War of Kappel. The abbot had the large pen-flourish initial at the beginning painted over with the miter, the abbatial crozier, his own coat of arms and that of the abbey. (gam)

Online Since: 10/04/2018

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurFm 5
Parchment · 300 ff. · 49 x 36 cm · last quarter of the 15th, first quarter of the 16th century
Graduale, pars de sanctis

Second volume (sanctorale) of the two-volume gradual, which Abbot Laurentius of Heidegg from Muri Abbey purchased from the convent of canonesses at Säckingen in 1532, after the furnishings of Muri Abbey, along with the liturgical books, were destroyed in the Second War of Kappel. The abbot had the large pen-flourish initial at the beginning painted over with the miter, the abbatial crozier, his own coat of arms and that of the abbey. (gam)

Online Since: 10/04/2018

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurQ 1
Parchment · 325 ff. · 23 x 16–16.5 cm · Southwestern Germany · second half of the 14th century
Breviarium monasticum

This breviary from the second half of the 14th century contains the texts for the Divine Office for the entire liturgical year. According to the wording of the prayers and the rubrics in German, it was meant for a convent of Benedictine nuns; several antiphons suggest the area around Engelberg Abbey and Muri Abbey. (gam)

Online Since: 03/29/2019

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurQ 2
Parchment · I + 6 + I ff. · 23.5 x 17 cm · Muri · end of the 15th, beginning of the 16th century
Kalendarium murense

This late 15th or early 16th century calendar, consisting of only six leaves, contains in addition to the feast days and the saints also the Dedicatio Murensis. After the Reformation, the abbots Christoph von Grüt (1549-1564), Hieronymus Frey (1564-1585) and Jakob Meyer (1585-1596) used it to record the dates of their entry into the monastery, their election as abbot, the death of their successor and other events at the monastery. (gam)

Online Since: 10/04/2018

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurQ 4
Parchment · 138 ff. · 17 x 12.5–13 cm · 14th century
Sermones · Franciscus de Maironis

This 14th century parchment volume is of Franciscan origin and consists of two different parts. The first part is an incomplete cycle of sermons for the feasts of the Lord and the feasts of the saints; the second part contains the Moralia by the Parisian philosopher Francis of Meyronnes. (gam)

Online Since: 03/29/2019

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurQ 6
Parchment · 91 ff. · 17 x 12.5 cm · 1483
Missale OFM

This small format missal, written in 1483, was used by members of the Franciscan order, as can be deduced from the calendar that precedes it. In the 16th century, it belonged to Rudolf Gwicht, Conventual at Muri, who later became abbot of Engelberg Abbey. In the calendar, he recorded his entry into the monastery and added his coat of arms to the back pastedown. (gam)

Online Since: 10/04/2018

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurQ 7
Parchment and paper · 357 ff. · 19.5 x 13.5 cm · Southwestern Germany · second half of the 14th century and second half of the 15th century
Breviarium monasticum

This monastic breviary was written in the second half of the 14th century for a Benedictine monastery; judging by the antiphons, it was perhaps written for Muri Abbey. At the end, a later hand added paper leaves to the parchment manuscript and entered the Offices of the Virgin and of Martin. In the 16th century, this breviary was the property of the Benedictines of Muri. (gam)

Online Since: 10/04/2018

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Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsMurQ 11
Paper · 97 ff. · 21 x 14.5 cm · Southwestern Germany · middle of the 15th century, second half of the 15th century
Letter writing guide

This guide brings together two 15th century collections that were created independently of one another. The first, longer one is from the area around Rottweil, while the second, shorter one is from the area around Muri. Both provide models for formulating purchases and obligations, collateral and sureties, donations and inheritances, and they both contain letters dealing with the courts. (gam)

Online Since: 03/29/2019

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