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Sarnen, Benediktinerkollegium 10
Neuchâtel, Bibliothèque publique et universitaire de Neuchâtel 7
Trogen, Kantonsbibliothek Appenzell Ausserrhoden 12
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek 519
Solothurn, Domschatz der St.-Ursen-Kathedrale 3
Schlatt, Eisenbibliothek 1
Fribourg/Freiburg, Couvent des Cordeliers/Franziskanerkloster 11
Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer 118
Flawil, Gemeinde Flawil 2
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 5
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 15
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: 1145, displayed: 21 – 40

Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A VIII 6

Paper · 219 ff. · 21 x 14.5 cm · Carthusian Monastery St. Margarethental in Basel · third quarter of the 15th century

Latin Composite Manuscript, among others Mechthild von Magdeburg: ›Lux divinitatis‹, Agnes Blannbekin: ›Vita et revelationes‹

This manuscript (third quarter of the 15th century), a collection of theological texts, consists of two parts; it originated in the Carthusian Monastery in Basel, where it was probably also created. This is certain for the second part of the manuscript, which, in addition to the Vita et revelationes by Agnes Blannbekin (Chapters 1-23), also contains extensive excerpts from Lux divinitatis, the Latin translation of Fließenden Lichts der Gottheit by Mechthild of Magdeburg, which became the basis for further copies made in the monastery. The model for most of the texts contained in the second part of Cod. A VIII 6 was the manuscript Basel, university library, Cod. B IX 11. (nem)

Online since: 12/13/2013

Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 3

Parchment · 232 ff. · 29 x 20.5 cm · Basel · 1460-1567

Matriculation Register of the Rectorate of the University of Basel, Volume 1 (1460-1567)

The Matriculation Register of the Basel Rectorate, recorded in manuscript form from 1460 to 2000, contains semester and annual information notices added by each successive rector as well as lists of enrolled students, thus providing an important resource for the history of the University of Basel. In addition, Vol. 1 contains records in illustrations and text of the opening of the university. The rich book decoration in the first three volumes is particularly notable. The work of 3 centuries, it is easily datable due to the chronogical order in which it was added and thus provides a welcome demonstration of the art of miniature painting in Basel. (mit)

Online since: 12/21/2010

Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 4

Parchment · 239 ff. · 30 x 20 cm · Basel · 1568-1653

Matriculation Register of the Rectorate of the University of Basel, Volume 2 (1586-1653)

The Matriculation Register of the Basel Rectorate, recorded in manuscript form from 1460 to 2000, contains annual information notices added by each successive rector as well as lists of enrolled students. The rich book decoration in the first three volumes is particularly notable. The work of 3 centuries, it is easily datable due to the chronogical order in which it was added and thus provides a welcome demonstration of the art of miniature painting in Basel. (mit)

Online since: 12/21/2010

Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 4a

Parchment · 220 ff. · 30.5 x 19.5 cm · Basel · 1654-1764

Matriculation Register of the Rectorate of the University of Basel, Volume 3 (1654-1764)

The Matriculation Register of the Basel Rectorate, recorded in manuscript form from 1460 to 2000, contains annual information notices added by each successive rector as well as lists of enrolled students. The rich book decoration in the first three volumes is particularly notable. The work of 3 centuries, it is easily datable due to the chronogical order in which it was added and thus provides a welcome demonstration of the art of miniature painting in Basel. (mit)

Online since: 12/21/2010

Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, B III 2

Parchment · 147 ff. · 34.5 × 24 cm · St. Gall · 9th and 10th century

Homiliarium Pauli Diaconi

This manuscript contains the homilary of Paulus Diaconus for the winter season and was written and illustrated during the 9th and 10th centuries by various St. Gall copyists. It belonged to the Charter House at Basel, to which it was presented, like B IV 26, by Pierre de la Trilline, Bishop of Lodève near Montpellier (1430-1441), who served in various capacities at the Council of Basel. (ber)

Online since: 12/13/2013

Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, B III 8

Parchment · 343 ff. · 33 × 23 cm · Basel, Dominican cloister · 14th century

Thomas Aquinas: Quaestiones; Quodlibeta

This pecia manuscript produced by numerous hands contains, with minor omissions, Thomas Aquinas's Quaestiones disputatae (De malo is missing) as well as eleven Quodlibeta (no. 12 is missing, as is part of no. 8). The manuscript originated at the Dominican cloister in Basel and belonged to Johannes and Hugo von Münchenstein, both of whom were priors at the Basel cloister for a time. The pastedowns contain records of the 1440 Council of Basel. (mit)

Online since: 12/21/2010

Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, B IV 26

Parchment · 114 + 3 ff. · 28.5 x 23 cm · St. Gall · 10th century

Homiliarium

This manuscript, written by various, difficult to distinguish copyists during the 10th century, contains the homilary of Paulus Diaconus for the winter season. It is decorated with two interesting full-page pen drawings (6r and 68v) and numerous flower-adorned initials in the St. Gall book decoration style. It belonged to the Charter House at Basel and, like B III 2, was a gift from Pierre de la Trilline, Bishop of Lodève near Montpellier (1430-1441), who served in various capacities at the Council of Basel. (ber)

Online since: 02/17/2010

Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, B IX 11

Parchment · 163 ff. · 19 x 13.5 cm · probably the Dominican Monastery of Basel · 14th century

Latin Composite Manuscript, among others Berthold of Nürnberg: ›Liber de mysteriis et laudibus intemerate Virginis Mariae‹, Mechthild of Magdeburg: ›Lux divinitatis‹

This manuscript, a collection of theological texts, from the Dominican Monastery of Basel, consists of various parts; it alone transmits the complete Latin translation of Fließenden Lichts der Gottheit by Mechthild of Magdeburg. The manuscript is remarkable not only because of its age (around or shortly before 1350), but also because of the numerous marginal notes, which reveal knowledge of the German version of the text, with which this copy of the Latin translation of Fließenden Lichts was being compared. (nem)

Online since: 12/13/2013

Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, D III 34

Parchment and paper · 257 ff. · 23 x 17 cm · 15th century and 1495

Manuscript Miscellany containing texts on horse medicine

Manuscript D III 34 consists of two parts: Part I (ff. 1-29) contains the medical manual for horses by Jordanus Ruffus: Part II (ff. 30-255) contains the Mulomedicina Chironis and an incomplete tract by one Oliverius, Stablemaster at the court of Ferdinand I of Naples. This is the only manuscript than Cod. Monacensis latinus 243 that includes a manuscript copy of the Mulomedicina Chironis; the Oliverius tract appears to be unedited. (mit)

Online since: 03/31/2011

Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, F II 29

Parchment · 236 ff. · 28 x 21.5 cm · 14th and 15th centuries; Dating: Part II 1467, Part VII 1468 [?]

Thomas de Aquino, Adamus Bucfeldus: Expositiones super Aristotelem

The composite volume F II 29 consists of seven parts: Parts I-III (ff. 2-99), IV (ff. 100-121), and VI-VII (ff. 181-237) contain commentaries on Aristotle by Thomas Aquinas: Super libros Physicorum; Super libros Posteriorum Analyticorum; Super libros De Anima; Part V (ff. 122-180) contains the commentary by Adam of Buckfield on Aristotle’s Metaphysica Nova. The manuscript comes from the Domincan convent in Basel (ownership note f. 179vb). (mit)

Online since: 03/22/2012

Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, F III 15b

Parchment · 45 ff. · 26-27 × 19.5-21 cm · Northern England and German Anglo-Saxon areas (probably Fulda) · first half of the 8th century and first quarter of the 9th century

Ps. Isidorus Hispalensis, De ordine creaturarum . Vita Antigoni et s. Eupraxiae . Vita s. Goaris

One of the Isidore codices from the Monastery of Fulda; the codex escaped destruction because it reached Basel during the 16th century, before the abduction and destruction of the library during the Thirty Years' War. There it apparently was to serve as a textual source for a planned edition of Isidore’s works. In Fulda, it originated by merging an 8th century Northern English manuscript with a continental-insular text from the first half of the 9th century, probably written in Fulda. The codex retains its Carolingian binding in a parchment cover. To the extent that the texts contained therein are critically edited, the codex is considered among important textual witnesses. (stb)

Online since: 12/13/2013

Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, F III 15d

Parchment · 16 ff. · ca. 27.5 × 23.5-24 cm · Ireland · 8th century

Isidorus iunior Hispalensis, De vitiis . Consentius, De barbarismis et metaplasmis . Victorinus, De soloecismo et barbarismo

One of the Isidore codices (or Pseudo-Isidore) from the Monastery of Fulda; the codex escaped destruction because it reached Basel during the 16th century, before the abduction and destruction of the library during the Thirty Years' War. There it apparently was to serve as a textual source for a planned edition of Isidore’s works. The codex originated in Ireland in the 8th century and apparently retains its original Irish binding in a parchment cover. The grammar manuscript presents as its main text De vitiis (linguae), which it attributes to a Isidorus iunior, the Codex unicus. According to the editor, the text might have orginated around 500, perhaps in Spain, and is one of the sources used by Isidore for the first book of his Etymologiae; for the other texts contained herein as well, it is among one of the exceedingly rare remaining textual witnesses. (stb)

Online since: 12/13/2013

Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, F III 15f

Parchment · 13 ff. · 33-33.5 × 24.5-25.5 cm · England · 8th century

Isidorus iunior Hispalensis, De natura rerum cum additamento De XII signis caeli

One of the Isidore codices from the Monastery of Fulda; the codex escaped destruction because it reached Basel during the 16th century, before the abduction and destruction of the library during the Thirty Years' War. There it apparently was to serve as a textual source for a planned edition of Isidore’s works. The codex originated in England in the 8th century and retains its binding from the 8th or 9th century in a parchment cover. It is considered one of the most important textual witnesses of Isidore’s De natura rerum. (stb)

Online since: 12/13/2013

Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, F III 20

Parchment · 148 ff. · 23.5 x 16.5 cm · Basel, Dominican convent · 14th century

Commenta super logicam veterem

This manuscript of collected works consists of four originally independent parts: Part I contains the writing of Hervaeus Natalis, Part II super sex principia originally written by Albert the Great, Part III texts by Peter of Auvergne and Part IV two anonymous texts - which may only transmitted in this manuscript - and the tract De medio demonstrationis by Aegidius Romanus. The manuscript was produced at the Dominican convent in Basel. (mit)

Online since: 03/31/2011

Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 3

Parchment · 209 ff. · 46 x 35 cm · Tours, Abbey St. Martin · around 820-830

Biblia latina (Vulgata), Part 1: Genesis to Psalms

Latin Bible, designed as a pandect (i.e. in one volume), following the recension of Alcuin of York. Several copies of these Alcuin Bibles, manufactured in the scriptorium of St. Martin of Tours, have survived; with their finely graded hierarchy of scripts and harmonious proportions, they are considered monuments of Carolingian book production. (mit)

Online since: 10/07/2013

Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 4

Parchment · 155 ff. · 46-46.5 x 35.5-36 cm · Tours, Abbey St. Martin · around 820-830

Biblia latina (Vulgata), Part 2: Solomon to Apocalypse (incomplete)

Latin Bible, designed as a pandect (i.e. in one volume), following the recension of Alcuin of York. Several copies of these Alcuin Bibles, manufactured in the scriptorium of St. Martin of Tours, have survived; with their finely graded hierarchy of scripts and harmonious proportions, they are considered monuments of Carolingian book production. (mit)

Online since: 10/07/2013

Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 9

Parchment · 24 ff. · 42 x 34.5 cm · central- or southern France · beginning of the 11th century

Hrabanus Maurus, Liber de Laudibus Sanctae Crucis

The Liber de laudibus Sanctae Crucis (Veneration of the Holy Cross) consists of Carmina figurata by Abbot Hrabanus Maurus of Fulda. This exemplar, most likely produced in 831, is arranged to display an image portraying each episode on the left (23 of the 28 Figures are included), with the corresponding prose portrayal on the right. The second portion, also a prose text, is missing. (mit)

Online since: 12/20/2012

Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 27

Parchment · 331 ff. · 38.5 x 26.5 cm · France (Southern France?) · 2nd half of the 13th century

Bible du XIIIème siècle (Part 1: Genesis – Psalms)

This Old French Bible du XIIIème siècle was compiled in Paris in the second half of the 13th century. The two parts (Cod. 27/28), kept in the Bugerbibliothek of Bern, are among the oldest surviving copies; independent of one another, they probably originated in Southern France. Cod. 27 is partially glossed; at one time it contained 31 superb miniatures, of which today twenty have been lost. (mit)

Online since: 10/07/2013

Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 28

Parchment · 356 ff. · 35.0 x 25.5 cm · France · 2nd half of the 13th century

Bible du XIIIème siècle (Part 2: Proverbs – Apocalypse)

This Old French Bible du XIIIème siècle was compiled in Paris in the second half of the 13th century. The two parts (Cod. 27/28), kept in the Bugerbibliothek of Bern, are among the oldest surviving copies; independent of one another, they probably originated in Southern France. Cod. 28, whose traces of use point towards Valencia, at one time it contained 52 superb miniatures, of which today six have been lost. (mit)

Online since: 10/07/2013

Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 162

Parchment · 104 ff. · 31.5 x 22 cm · France, Normandy, Saint-Trinité de Fécamp · middle of the 11th century

Augustinus: Opera

This manuscript, which originated in the Benedictine Abbey St. Trinité de Fécamp, contains various works by Augustine: De opere monachorum; De fide et operibus; Contra Donatistas; De bono virginitatis; De bono conjugali; De bono viduitatis; De symbolo bono (sermo 215); De oratione dominica (sermo 56). The manuscript is significant as important testimony of French manuscript illumination of the 11th century as well as, due to its history, of the exchange of manuscripts among Norman monasteries. (mit)

Online since: 04/09/2014
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