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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A IX 23a
Paper · 14 ff. · 16.5 x 11.5 cm · Basel · around 1475
Ars moriendi, German

These 14 leaves were removed from a composite manuscript from the Carthusian Monastery of Basel around the end of the 19th century. The 11 colored woodcuts with the respective handwritten text transmit a German Ars moriendi, a type of text on the art of dying well that was very popular during the late Middle Ages. (flr)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A IX 38
Paper · 190 ff. · 14-14.5 x 10 cm · 2nd half of the 15th century
German prayer book

This small-format devotional book is from the library of the lay brothers of the Carthusian Monastery of Basel. It was written by ten different hands and contains, in addition to numerous prayers, the legend of Hugh of Lincoln, a treatise on the Passion, as well as a “Cisiojanus” (a poem for remembering religious feast days and holidays, named for the incipit of the Latin version). (flr)

Online Since: 06/14/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A IX 49
Paper · 21 ff. · 21.5 x 15 cm · Paris · 1397
Konradus de Geilenhusen, Epistula concordiae

These 21 leaves with Conrad of Gelnhausen’s Epistula concordiae originally were part of a composite manuscript of theological content from the Dominican monastery of Basel. The text was written in Paris in 1397 by Heinrich Jäger from Ulm. The content takes up a proposal elaborated at the suggestion of King Charles V of France for the resolution of the Great Schism of 1378; Conrad of Gelnhausen proposes the convocation of a general council. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A IX 92
Paper · 163 ff. · 21.5-22 x 15-15.5 cm · Vienna · 1399-1400
Super Sententias Petri Lombardi

This manuscript of university lecture notes on the Sentences of Peter Lombard was written by Heinrich von Weinfelden in Vienna in 1399/1400, during his studies at the university there. Together with its writer, this volume went to the Dominican Monastery of Basel, where it became part of the library. (flr)

Online Since: 03/22/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A IX 96
Paper · 226 ff. · 21.5-22 x 15-15.5 cm · Isny/Allgäu · 1443
Expositio hymnorum et sequentiarum

Hymn and sequence commentary written in Isny in 1443 by Ulrich Bentz of Winterthur, attested as a registered student in Erfurt in 1444/1445. The text is closely linked to a 14th century Basel manuscript; parallel versions can be found in various southern German manuscripts. Marks on the back cover identify the volume as a liber catenatus. (gam/flr)

Online Since: 06/25/2015

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A X 14
Paper · 158 ff. · 20 x 14.5 cm · Cologne · 1488
Hieronymus Raynerii, Lectura super sententiarum libros 1-4

15th century paper manuscript: During his university studies in theology, the Dominican Wernher von Selden near Aarau — and subsequently the prior of the Basel monastery — in 1487/88 transcribed the lectures of two Dominicans on Peter Lombard, including the Lectura super sententiarum libros by Hieronymus Raynerii. (flr)

Online Since: 12/20/2016

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A X 44
Paper · 190 ff. · 15.5 x 21-22 cm · Vienna · 1394-1397
Liber Henrici de Rinfeldia O.P. in studio Viennensi degentis

 A large part of this manuscript was written by the Dominican Heinrich von Rheinfelden (†1433 or later) of Basel during his student days in Vienna in the late 14th century. The codex contains diverse theological writings of early Viennese theologians (the University of Vienna was founded in 1365). Among them are highly regarded authors such as Henry of Langenstein (†1397), as well as authors such as the theologians and university rectors Stefan von Enczensdorf (†1405) or Johannes von Russbach (†1417), of whom no texts are known other than the ones in this manuscript. Heinrich von Rheinfelden himself must have brought the codex to the Dominican monastery in Basel, where it was signed into the library; as part of the holdings of that library, it became part of the University Library Basel after the Reformation. (stu)

Online Since: 06/13/2019

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A X 69
Paper · 160 ff. · 21-21.5 x 14.5 cm · 1472
Henricus Arnoldi: ascetic writings

The first part of this paper manuscript from the Carthusian Monastery of Basel contains the Tractatus de modo perveniendi ad veram et perfectam dei et proximi dilectionem by the Prior Heinrich Arnoldi (1407-1487) and, in the second part, titled De humilitate, it contains a collection of his minor texts. Both text units are also found in manuscript A X 83, which was written the same year. (flr)

Online Since: 12/14/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A X 72
Paper · 277 ff. · 21-21.5 x 14.5 cm · Cologne · 1488
Petrus Siber, Lectura super Petri Lombardi libros 1 et 2 sententiarum

Lecture by Peter Siber about the first two Books of Sentences by Peter Lombard, whose systematic presentation of the whole of theology by means of carefully chosen quotations from Church Fathers and Doctors of the Church has often been commentated. The volume was copied in 1488 by the Dominican Wernher von Selden from Basel during his studies in Cologne. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A X 83
Paper · 215 ff. · 20.5 x 13.5-14 cm · Basel · 1472
Composite manuscript with Henricus Arnoldi and Gerardus de Zutphania

The writings of Prior Heinrich Arnoldi (1407-1487) in the first part of the manuscript (the collection De humilitate and the treatise De modo perveniendi) for the most part are the same as those contained in Cod. A X 69. The second part contains the Tractatus de reformatione virium animae by the Dutch theologian Gerardus de Zutphania (1367-1398). This manuscript was written in 1472 by Johannes Gipsmüller (1439-1484) at the Carthusian Monastery of Basel. There must have been a colored woodcut before fol. 1; color residue and a mirror-inverted imprint of the caption are still visible. (flr)

Online Since: 12/14/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A X 84
Paper · 235 ff. · 10 x 14 cm · Basel · 1471
Psalterium feriatum

The Psalterium feriatum was written in 1472 by the Carthusian monk Johannes Gipsmüller of Basel. Although there is no note of ownership, it certainly was meant to be used in his monastery. Throughout the Psalter there are hymns, antiphons, etc., many with musical notations. For quickly finding texts in the Liturgy of the Hours, red and white tabs protrude from the front ‬edge. (gam/flr)

Online Since: 03/19/2015

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A X 92
Paper · 236 ff. · 13.5-14 x 10.5 cm · 1st half of the 15th century
Composite manuscript Devotio Moderna

In addition to the Rosarium Jesu et Mariae by the Belgian Carthusian Jacobus van Gruitrode, this small-format codex from the Carthusian Monastery of Basel contains letters by two representatives of the Devotio Moderna, Florens Radewijns and Geert Groote, as well as excerpts from the Bible and from commentaries, various prayers, and diverse shorter and longer fragments of varying content. (mue)

Online Since: 10/04/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A X 93
Paper · 135 ff. · 15.5 x 11 cm · middle of the 15th century
Thomas à Kempis, De imitatione Christi libri I-III

Ludwig Moser brought this small-format volume to the Carthusian Monastery of Basel (cf. note of ownership 1r), from where it came to the Basel University Library. It contains the first three of the four books of Thomas à Kempis’ De imitatione Christi. This text, which is influenced by the teaching of various mystics, especially Meister Eckhart, offers spiritual people a guide for detaching from the world. It was very well received by Catholics as well as Protestants and is considered one of the most widely read books of Christendom. (mue)

Online Since: 10/10/2019

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A X 95
Paper · 272 ff. · 14 x 10.5 cm · 1523
Devotionalia varia ex usu Cartusiensium

This small-format paper manuscript from the Carthusian Monastery of Basel is mostly by the hand of the librarian Georg Carpentarius, who for the sake of daily spiritual exercises compiled prayers for various occasions, hymns, meditations and other theological texts. Among the identifiable authors are great ones such as Anselm of Canterbury and Bernard of Clairvaux, as well as lesser known names such as Basilius Phrisius. Two colored prints are glued in the covers: St. George with the dragon (front pastedown) and the Mass of St. Gregory (back pastedown). (mue)

Online Since: 12/14/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A X 117
Paper · 261 ff. · 22 x 15 cm · Basel · 1st quarter of the 16th century
Composite manuscript of theological content

This volume, originally from Ludwig Moser’s private book collection (cf. note of ownership 2r) came to the Basel University Library as part of the holdings of the library of the Carthusian Monastery of Basel. It contains various theological texts in German, beginning with a version of Wilhelm Textoris’ Migrale vel Ars moriendi (Sterbebuch, a book on the art of dying), which Moser himself translated into German. This is followed by Henry Suso’s "Büchlein von der Wahrheit”, Thomas Peuntner’s "Büchlein von der Liebe Gottes”, and several sermons by Johannes Tauler and Meister Eckhart. (mue)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A X 121
Paper · 33 ff. · 21 x 15 cm · Basel · around 1500
Obsequiale Carthusian Monastery in Basel

This obsequiale, written by Prior Jacob Lauber in his own hand, governs the Office of the Dead at the Carthusian Monastery in Basel. The inserted prayers (among them the Lord's Prayer in Latin and in German) as well as the chants with musical notation are situated in a liturgical context. (stu)

Online Since: 03/22/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A X 122
Paper · 154 ff. · 22 x 16.5 cm · Carthusian Monastery of Basel · 1496-1498
Composite manuscript Theology

This paper manuscript from the Carthusian Monastery of Basel contains ordinaries for priests (among them an address in German to the lay brothers), deacons and subdeacons, instructions for the office of the sacristan, as well as a number of shorter and longer pieces of liturgical music. Among the latter, otherwise all in Latin, there is a German version of the sequence Ave praeclara maris stella (135r-135v) written by Sebastian Brant. This manuscript was written by Thomas Kress, the last Carthusian in Basel (†1564), at the beginning of his monastic career (more precisely: in the third year of his period of profession, cf. 102v). (mue)

Online Since: 12/14/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A X 132
Paper · 274 + 1 ff. · 22 x 15-15.5 cm · 3rd quarter of the 15th century
Composite manuscript of theological content

This composite manuscript, comprising originally separate parts from the holdings of St. Leonhard Monastery in Basel, contains, among others, texts by Hugh of Saint Victor and Thomas à Kempis. Among the volume’s shorter pieces are two German texts (“Fünf Mittel gegen die Ungeduld” and “Zwölf Zeichen der Minne”), as well as three small glossaries: one Hebrew-Latin, one Greek-Latin and one Latin-German. The intact thorn-clasp on the coeval binding is also noteworthy. (mue)

Online Since: 12/14/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A XI 36
Paper · 154 ff. · 29 x 21 cm · 1429-1431
Robertus Holcoth OP, Quaestiones super quattuor libros sententiarum

Commentary on the Sentences by the Dominican theologian Robertus Holcot (ca. 1290-1349), who critically discusses the theological problems raised by Lombard. Robertus Holcot gave lectures on biblical theory at Oxford and was held in high esteem by his contemporaries. This volume, originally a catenatus from the Dominican monastery in Basel, was created between 1429 and 1431. (flr)

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, A XI 59
Paper · 260 ff. · 14 x 10.5 cm · Basel (?) · 4th quarter of the 15th and 1st quarter of the 16th century
Ascetic-catechetical composite manuscript

This manuscript, written mostly in German, consists of various parts, all of which probably date from the same time, the end of the 15th century to the beginning of the 16th century. This codex belonged to the library of the lay brothers of the Carthusian monastery in Basel and may have been written, at least in part, in this same monastery. Among the texts in this devotional book are the exemplum of the pious [female] miller, the “Guten-Morgen-Exempel” often attributed to Meister Eckhart, a recounting of the history of the Carthusian order, as well as various sermons, prayers, sayings and exempla. (stu)

Online Since: 12/14/2017

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