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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: 861 – 880

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 555

Parchment · 170 pp. · 19/19.5 x 14/14.5 cm · St. Gall · third quarter of the 9th century

Vita sancti Columbae

Adamnan of Iona (Hy; ca. 624-704), Vita of Saint Columba († 597), with a faded pen drawing of the saint at prayer. (smu)

Online since: 06/12/2006

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 556

Parchment · 417 pp. · 24.5 x 18 cm · 9th/10th centuries and 12th/13th centuries

Lives of saints Emmeram, Eligius, Quintin, Cassian. Life of Notker. St. Gall school work, Latin and Old High-German . Miscellaneous.

A collection of vitae of various saints from around 900, among them the vita of St. St. Gall monk Notker Balbulus from the early 13th century, written by an unknown monk. The manuscript also contains the so-called "St. Galler Schularbeit" (earlier known as "Ruodpert's Letter") from the 11th century. (smu)

Online since: 12/12/2006

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 557

Parchment · 277 pp. · 26.5 x 20 cm · St. Gall · about 880-890

Vita sancti Martini, Dialogi de orientalibus patribus

Sulpicius Severus (ca. 363-420), Vita of Saint Martin of Tours. One of the most elaborate hagiographic texts in the St. Gallen library. (smu)

Online since: 06/12/2006

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 558

Parchment · A-D+322+W-Z pp. · 26.5/27 x 16.5 cm · St. Gall (?) · about 800

Composite manuscript

A manuscript compilation from the time around and after 800, presumably produced at the Abbey of St. Gall. The manuscript contains, among other items, the Lives of the monastic fathers Antonius (by Athanasius), Paulus, Hilraion and Malchus (all by the church father Jerome), 12 homilies (Predigten) by Caesarius of Arles as well as the piece “De correctione rusticorum” by Martin of Braga (Bracara). (smu)

Online since: 12/21/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 559

Parchment · 266 pp. · 28 x 21.5 cm · St. Gall · about 900

Lives of Ancient Roman Saints

A collection of lives of ancient Roman saints (among them Sebastian, Agnes and Emerentia, Agatha, Lucia, Blandina) as well as a copy of the Vita of Saint Vedastus, Bishop of Arras, by Alcuin of York. The manuscript contains the sermon “De ieiunio” (On fasting) by St. Ambrose. The codex was written in about 900, most likely at the Abbey of St. Gall. (smu)

Online since: 12/21/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 560

Parchment · 546 pp. · 26 x 18/18.5 cm · St. Gall · 1072-1076

Vitae sci. Galli, sci. Otmari, scae. Wiboradae

A careful copy of the vitae of the three St. Gallen saints Gallus, Otmar and Wiborada, written by Walahfrid Strabo (Gallus and Otmar) and Herimannus (Wiborada) around 1070 in the monastery of St. Gall. (smu)

Online since: 12/12/2006

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 561

Parchment · 207 pp. · 29.5 x 22 cm · 9th/10th and 11th century

Lives of the Apostles and Ancient Roman Saints / Homilies from St. Gall

A composite manuscript containing the lives of the 12 Apostles and lives of additional ancient Roman saints, produced in about 900, probably not at the Abbey of St. Gall. The second and third parts were written in St. Gall during the 11th century and include, respectively, three Sermones (homilies) and two fragmental texts with liturgical content. (smu)

Online since: 07/31/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 562

Parchment · IV + 140 + IV pp. · 30 x 24 cm · St. Gall · 890-900

Vitae sancti Galli et Otmari

The oldest extant copy of the vitae of St. Gallus and St. Otmar in the version of Walahfrid Strabo from the end of the 9th century. (smu)

Online since: 06/12/2006

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 563

Parchment · 306 pp. · 27 x 19 cm · 9th/10th centuries

Vitae of ancient Roman and Franconian saints

Contains, among other items, the most reliable texts of the vitae of saints Richarius, Dionysius, Gregory the Great, Leodegarius, Vedastus, Nazarius, Mark the Evangelist, Kosmas and Damian. (smu)

Online since: 12/31/2005

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 564

Parchment · IV + 318 + IV ff. · 27.5 x 19.5 cm · 12th century

Lives of the saints of St. Gall Gallus, Otmar and Wiborada

A carefully crafted copy of the life stories of St. Gall patron saints Gallus, Otmar and Wiborada from the first half of the 12th century, written in a late Carolingian minuscule script and ornamented with several elaborately decorated oversize initials. (smu)

Online since: 12/09/2008

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 565

Parchment · 3 + 502 ff. · 25 x 17 cm · St. Gall · 10th / 11th-13th century

Lives of the Benedictine Saints

Hagiographic manuscript collection containing the lives of numerous saints, especially the Benedictine saints, written and compiled in the Cloister of St. Gall between the 10th and 13th centuries. Among other items it contains the lives of saints Remaclus, Gangold, Willibrord (originally written by Alcuin of York), Ulrich of Augsburg (originally written by Abbot Bern of Reichenau) and Magnus (older and newer lives). Between the newer and older versions of the lives of Magnus is a pen sketch of the healing of a blind person in Bregenz on the Bodensee. (smu)

Online since: 05/20/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 566

Parchment · 342 pp. · 24.5 x 18-18.5 cm · St. Gall · 9th/10th centuries

Lives of early Roman and early German saints

Hagiographic manuscript compriseing the lives of early Roman and early German saints, produced in the monastery of St. Gall around 900. The volume contains, among other items, lives of saints Lucius, Desiderius, Kilian, Vigilius, and Gertrud as well as a compilation in calendar format of the lives of the saints who were well-known in the monastery of St. Gall in the 9th century. (smu)

Online since: 12/09/2008

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 567

Parchment · 199 pp. · 25 x 16/17 cm · St. Gall · last quarter of the 8th century and last quarter of the 9th century

Vitae sanctorum

Vitae of ancient Roman saints, among them – preserved here only – the Life of Pope Gregory the Great, composed by a monk from the English monastery of Whitby. (smu)

Online since: 09/14/2005

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 568

Parchment · 182 pp. · 24 x 17/18 cm · St. Gall · about 880-890

Acta sancti Silvestri . Legend of the finding of the cross

A careful copy of the Vita of St Sylvester (Pope, 314-335) and the legend of the finding of the Cross by Helena, the mother of the Roman emperor Constantine, written in the monastery of St. Gall around 900. (smu)

Online since: 06/12/2006

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 569

Parchment · 259 pp. · 23 x 18 cm · 9th/10th centuries

Vitae of early Christian popes and martyrs. Excerpts. Seneca, Apocolocyntosis. Varia

Contains, among other items, the only extant version of the Life of Saint Ambrose, composed by an unknown monk from Milan around 870, and the principal manuscript of Seneca's (1 BC - 65 AD) "Apocolocyntosis", a satirical pamphlet on the Roman emperor Claudius (41 - 54 AD). (smu)

Online since: 12/31/2005

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 570

Parchment · 198 pp. · 25/25.5 x 20/20.5 · St. Gall · 9th century

Æthici Cosmographia. Pœnitentiale; et alia.

A composite manuscript, produced for the most part during the 9th century at the Abbey of St. Gall. In addition to some shorter texts with computistic-chronological, homiletic and liturgical content, the manuscript contains as its main elements a copy of the Book of Pennance (Poenitentiale) by Bishop Halitgar of Cambrai († 830), excerpts from the rule of Fructuosus of Braga (7th century), and the tract “De duodecim abusivis saeculi”, a work by an unknown Irish author, long attributed to Cyprian of Carthage. (smu)

Online since: 12/21/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 571

Parchment · 293 pp. · 19-19.5 x 14.5-15 cm · St. Gall (in part) · 9th century and 11th/12th centuries

Lives of early Christian and early Frankish saints

Manuscript compilation from the second half of the 9th century, predominated by lives of the early Christian and early Frankish saints. The codex contains, among other items, the life history of St. Augustine written by Possidius as well as a catalog of the writings of Augustine, a copy of the life history of St. Remaclus with dedicatory letter and prologue (from the 11th century), and the lives of Saints Sualo (an Anglo-Saxon who lived at Einsiedeln), Pelagius, and Purchard. (smu)

Online since: 12/09/2008

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 572

Parchment · A,B + 140 + Y,Z pp. · 19 x 14.5 cm · St. Gall · 10th century

Vita S. Galli, S. Othmari

This rather plain (in comparison to Codices 560, 562 und 564) copy of the lives of St. Gall's patron saints Gallus and Otmar by Reichenau Abbot and scholar Walahfrid Strabo, was made in the 10th century at the Abbey of St. Gall. (smu)

Online since: 12/21/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 573

Parchment · 467 pp. · 19 x 14 cm · St. Gall · 9th/10th centuries

Vita metrica Sancti Martini by Paulinus of Périgueux; Vita metrica sancti Martini by Venantius Fortunatus; Visio Wettini by Haito and Walahfrid Strabe; Revelatio Baronti monachi etc.

Manuscript compilation with partly hagiographic content, written in the monastery of St. Gall in about 900. Contains, among other items, the Vita metrica Sancti Martini by Paulinus of Périgueux, the Vita metrica sancti Martini by Venantius Fortunatus, a copy of the Visio Wettini by Haito and Walahfrid Strabe, the Revelatio Baronti monachi and the Life of the Martyr Leodgar in metric (poem) form. (smu)

Online since: 12/09/2008

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 574

Parchment · 254 pp. · 33.5-34.5 x 24.5-27.5 cm · St. Gall · 9th century

Johannes Cassianus, Collationes patrum I-X

Part I of "The conferences" (Collationes patrum I-X) composed by John Cassian († about 435). This copy was made in St. Gall in the first half of the 9th century. (smu)

Online since: 12/09/2008
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