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Sion/Sitten, Archives du Chapitre/Kapitelsarchiv 5
Fribourg/Freiburg, Archives de l'Etat de Fribourg/Staatsarchiv Freiburg 11
Sion/Sitten, Archives de l'Etat du Valais/Staatsarchiv Wallis 1
Bern, Burgerbibliothek 23
Porrentruy, Bibliothèque cantonale jurassienne 12
Fribourg/Freiburg, Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire/Kantons- und Universitätsbibliothek 16
Lausanne, Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire de Lausanne 4
Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève 40
Engelberg, Stiftsbibliothek 55
Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium 10
Neuchâtel, Bibliothèque publique et universitaire de Neuchâtel 7
Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer 116
Trogen, Kantonsbibliothek Appenzell Ausserrhoden 12
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek 504
Solothurn, Domschatz der St.-Ursen-Kathedrale 3
Schlatt, Eisenbibliothek 1
Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster 11
Wil, Dominikanerinnenkloster St. Katharina 12
Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek 13
Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau 16
Sion/Sitten, Médiathèque du Valais 2
Orselina, Convento della Madonna del Sasso 4
Luzern, Provinzarchiv Schweizer Kapuziner Luzern 1
Aarau, Staatsarchiv Aargau 6
Beromünster, Stiftskirche St. Michael 2
Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek 65
Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek 16
Zürich, Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum 4
St. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv (Abtei Pfäfers) 10
Bremgarten, Stadtarchiv Bremgarten 1
Sarnen, Staatsarchiv Obwalden 1
Schaffhausen, Staatsarchiv 5
Torre, Archivio parrocchiale 2
Basel, Universitätsbibliothek 15
Utopia, armarium codicum bibliophilorum 14
St. Gallen, Kantonsbibliothek, Vadianische Sammlung 18
Solothurn, Zentralbibliothek 10
Zürich, Zentralbibliothek 46
Luzern, Zentral- und Hochschulbibliothek 12
Zofingen, Stadtbibliothek 2

Swiss Manuscripts Abroad

Country Location, Library Manuscripts
Germany Überlingen, Leopold-Sophien-Bibliothek 2
Austria St. Paul in Kärnten, Stiftsbibliothek St. Paul im Lavanttal 1

Dispersed Manuscript Parts Abroad

Country Location, Library Manuscripts
France Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France 1
United States of America Cleveland, The Cleveland Museum of Art 1
Russia St. Petersburg, National Library of Russia 1
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Number of manuscripts: 1114, displayed: 121 – 140

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 91

Paper · 389 ff. · 29.2 x 20.0 cm · South Tyrol (Carthusian monastery ofAllerengelberg?) · 1468

Hugo von Trimberg: "Der Renner" · Johann Hartlieb: "Alexanderroman"

This manuscript from the southern Tyrol was produced by two scribes in the year 1468 and bound as one volume during the same period. It brings together the didactic work "Der Renner" (The Runner or Courier) by Hugo von Trimberg and the "Alexanderroman" (Romance of Alexander) following a compilation by Johann Hartlieb. The codex contains 91 pen sketches. Instructions for the execution of these sketches can be found in the lower margins of the pages on which they appear.

Online since: 12/20/2007

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 92

Parchment · III + 124 ff. + f. [125-126] ff. · 31.6 x 19.3 cm · Paris (?) · end of the 13th century

Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae

The first three books of the principal work of the Bishop of Seville, the Etymologiae, written at the beginning of the 7th century, provide the earliest medieval instance of division of scholarly study into the trivium (grammar, rhetoric and dialectic) and the quadrivium (mathematics, geometry, music and astronomy). Relying heavily on the--often unreliable--etymologies of the words, Isidore collected in his work the whole of ancient knowledge, in order to prevent it from being forgotten. This manuscript was produced about the end of the 13th century, possibly in the area of the University at Paris and is a witness to the enormous success of this extensive encyclopedia. (mes)

Online since: 12/21/2009

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 93

Parchment · 59 ff. · 23.2 x 16.2 cm · France · end of the 14th century

Jacques de Cessoles, Echecs moralisés

This parchment manuscript from the time around 1400 contains a work by the Dominican sermonist Jacques de Cessoles, using the game of chess as the allegorical basis for a lesson in morals. The same theme is carried out in 16 accompanying illustrations as well.

Online since: 12/20/2007

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 94

Parchment · 116 ff. · 13.8 x 10.2 cm · Italy · 14th century

Jacopone da Todi, Laudi (Laudario Mortara)

The Laudi by the Italian Franciscan Jacopone da Todi are religious-inspired poems, written as ballads with varying metrical forms, often set in dialog form. This codex was produced in the second half of the 14th century by four different scribes.

Online since: 12/20/2007

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 96-1

Parchment · II + 314 + II ff. · 35.0 x 25.0 cm · France · beginning of the 15th century (1410-1430)

Guiron le courtois

This generously illuminated manuscript in two volumes was made at the beginning of the 15th century and contains "Guiron le Courtois", a romance about the fathers of the knights of the round table written around the year 1235. The various tales are presented here in an order unique to the This generously illuminated manuscript in two volumes was made at the beginning of the 15th century and contains "Guiron le Courtois", a romance about the fathers of the knights of the round table written around the year 1235. The various tales are presented in an order unique to the CB 96 manuscript. manuscript.

Online since: 03/25/2009

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 96-2

Parchment · II + 286 + II ff. · 35.0 x 25.0 cm · France · beginning of the 15th century (1410-1430)

Guiron le courtois

This generously illuminated manuscript in two volumes was made at the beginning of the 15th century and contains "Guiron le Courtois", a romance about the fathers of the knights of the round table written around the year 1235. The various tales are presented here in an order unique to the CB 96 manuscript.

Online since: 03/25/2009

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 98

Parchment · 169 ff. · 30.0 x 20.5 cm · Italy (Nonantola) · 9th century (first half)

Flavius Iosephus, Antiquitates iudaicae

This manuscript contains a Latin translation in pre-Carolingian script of the "Antiquitates Judaicae", originally written in Greek by the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus in the first century. CB 98 was produced in the Benedictine abbey of San Silvestro di Nonantola (Province of Modena), as was Ms. CB 99, which also contains texts by Flavius Josephus.

Online since: 12/20/2007

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 99

Parchment · 210 ff. · 29.8 x 20.5 cm · Italy (Nonantola) · 9th century (first half?)

Flavius Iosephus, De bello iudaico

This codex contains the "Jewish War", originally written by the historian Flavius Josephus in the 1st century. The 7 books of "De bello Judaico" present an account of the Jewish rebellion from the year 66 until the overthrow of Masada in the year 73. CB 99, like Ms. CB 98, was produced in the Benedictine abbey of San Silvestro di Nonantola (Province of Modena), though later than CB 98 and by different scribes.

Online since: 12/20/2007

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 100

Parchment · 292 ff. · 42.5 x 26.5 cm · Italy · 14th century

Justinian I, Digestum Vetus

This 14th century Italian manuscript, probably from Bologna, contains the Digestum Vetus, a fundamental work which attests to the 14th century’s interest in the history of Roman law. It comprises various reference texts, which are systematically accompanied by the Glossa ordinaria, the so-called "Magna glossa" by Franciscus Accursius, an interlinear gloss and the gloss of the Gloss, which are works of explanation and instruction for the use of the text. Many manicules or fists (lat manicula, ae: small hands) testify to the assiduous labor which a large number of readers have performed on this dry text. This manuscript contains numerous pecia marks. A detached page (f. 37bis) contains a poem to the reader by the Italian jurist Angelus Boncambius (about 1450).

Online since: 04/23/2013

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 101

Parchment · 60 ff. · 19.6 x 13 cm · Italy (?) · 12th century

Juvenal, Satires (with glosses)

Contains Juvenal’s Satires (I-XVI) with glosses which are probably from the commentary by Pseudo-Cornutus. Glued onto both inside covers are fragments from a 14th-century manuscript written in Dutch which contain part of the poetic work Martijn by Jacob van Maerlant, one of the greatest Flemish poets of the Middle Ages. (ber)

Online since: 04/23/2013

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 103

Parchment · V + 307 ff. · 27 x 20 cm · Bavaria / Austria · 1378 and second quarter of the 15th century (Wetzel, S. 147) as well as about 1430 (Hayer 1998, S. 160).

Konrad von Megenberg, Buch der Natur · Johannes Denenat, Experientiae notabiles medicae

The two originally independent parts of this manuscript were bound together probably in the last third of the 15th century (after 1469, cf. Index p. Iv). The first part, written in a single column (pp. 1r-272), contains the Buch der Natur (Prologfassung) by Conrad of Megenberg. This part of the manuscript features marginal corrections and glosses (especially for medically relevant parts of the text), which may be by the original owner of the manuscript (Hayer 1998, p. 162). Especially parts I, III, IV, and V of the Buch der Natur contain marginal notes and interlinear glosses in a 15th century hand which reworks the natural history texts allegorically for preaching. Numerous smaller and larger marginal illustrations. The second part, written in two columns (pp. 274ra-307rb) contains a medical compendium in six parts (childhood illnesses – illnesses due to the imbalance of the humores – diseases of the eyes – the plague, skin diseases, fever – surgery and wound care – venereal diseases, bone injuries, burns), Latin and German recipes and prescriptions, as well as a German table of contents. On p. 284ra is a drawing of surgical instruments. Formerly privately owned by the antiquarian Hans P. Kraus, New York, Nr. 1958/13; prior to that Maihingen, Fürstl. Öttingen-Wallersteinsche Bibl., Cod. III.1.2° 3. (wei)

Online since: 04/09/2014

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 104

Parchment · I + 158 ff. · 31.9 x 21.7 cm · Italy (Naples?) · 15th century (around 1465-1475?)

Lactantius, Works

This manuscript contains works by Lactantius, written in an Italian humanistic script in the second half of the 15th century. The book decoration consists of numerous initials with bianchi girari (white vine scroll), with side borders and with a frontispiece decorated along three sides with bianchi girari and with naturalistic elements: birds, butterflies and a donkey. In the bottom margin, two putti hold a laurel wreath surrounding the coat of arms of the person who commissioned the work, a member of the Aragonese royal family of Naples, probably Ferdinand I, King of Naples (1458-1494). An old signature confirms that the manuscript is from the library of the Aragonese Kings of Naples. (ber)

Online since: 04/23/2013

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 105 a

Paper · 261 ff. · 38.3 x 27.5 cm · France · 15th century

Lancelot propre

This 15th century paper manuscript in four volumes brings together the prose texts Lancelot Propre, La Queste del saint Graal, and La Mort le roi Artu. The first volume contains 42 aquarelle tinted pen drawings, the fourth volume features two full-page illustrations on inserted parchment leaves.

Online since: 12/20/2007

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 105 b

Paper · 177 ff. · 38.3 x 27.5 cm · France · 15th century

Lancelot propre

This 15th century paper manuscript in four volumes brings together the prose texts Lancelot Propre, La Queste del saint Graal, and La Mort le roi Artu. The first volume contains 42 aquarelle tinted pen drawings, the fourth volume features two full-page illustrations on inserted parchment leaves.

Online since: 12/20/2007

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 105 c

Paper · 216 ff. · 38.3 x 27.5 cm · France · 15th century

Lancelot propre

This 15th century paper manuscript in four volumes brings together the prose texts Lancelot Propre, La Queste del saint Graal, and La Mort le roi Artu. The first volume contains 42 aquarelle tinted pen drawings, the fourth volume features two full-page illustrations on inserted parchment leaves.

Online since: 12/20/2007

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 105 d

Paper · 184 ff. · 38.3 x 27.5 cm · France · 15th century

Queste del saint Graal

This 15th century paper manuscript in four volumes brings together the prose texts Lancelot Propre, La Queste del saint Graal, and La Mort le roi Artu. The first volume contains 42 aquarelle tinted pen drawings, the fourth volume features two full-page illustrations on inserted parchment leaves.

Online since: 12/20/2007

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 108

Parchment · 81 ff. · 242 x 150 mm · 13th century

Lucanus, De bello civili (cum glossis)

This text by Lucan is accompanied by marginal and interlinear glosses in various hands, which are partly contemporaneous, partly later; the most recent in an Italian hand that can be dated to the 14th/15th century. In the margin of f. 69v is a simple drawing of the mappa mundi. At least until the end of the 18th century, the manuscript belonged to the Carmelites of S. Paolo in Ferrara. (ber)

Online since: 04/09/2014

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 109

Parchment · 169 ff. · 25.1 x 17.2 cm · France (or Spain?) · 14th century

Raimundus Lullus

Raimundus Lullus, who established Catalan as a literary and scholarly language, was born in Majorca, where Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures are mingled. Manuscript CB 109, produced by several different copyists in the 14th century, collects philosophical and theological works by Catalonian thinkers. It is decorated with pictures and diagrams. (mes)

Online since: 12/21/2009

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 111

Parchment · 44 ff. · 23.2 x 19.0 cm · southern German or Austria · 10th century (about 970?)

Macrobius, Commentarius in Ciceronis Somnium Scipionis

This 10th century parchment manuscript contains a commentary on the Somnium Scipionis by Macrobius, followed by excerpts from the Naturalis historia of Pliny the Elder and from De institutione musica by Boethius. The codex also includes diagrams which portray, for example, the Earth and the constellations.

Online since: 07/31/2007

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 113

Parchment · 35 ff. · 29.0 x 20.0 cm · France · 15th century

Marie de France, Fables

CB 113 is a copy of a manuscript from the Bibliothèque nationale de France and contains a collection of fables in the Æsopian tradition written by Marie de France in the 12th century. Marie de France, author of the famous "Lays", augmented the 101 fables with six "fabliaux". The erotic passages of the fabliaux have been erased from this manuscript.

Online since: 07/31/2007
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