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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek

The Abbey Library of St. Gall is one of the oldest monastic libraries in the world; it is the most important part of St. Gall’s Abbey district UNESCO world heritage site. The library’s valuable holdings illustrate the development of European culture and document the cultural achievements of the Monastery of St. Gall from the 7th century until the dissolution of the Abbey in the year 1805. The core of the library is its manuscript collection with its preeminent corpus of Carolingian-Ottonian manuscripts (8th to 11th century), a significant collection of incunabula and an accumulated store of printed works from the 16th century to the present day. The Abbey Library of St. Gall was a co-founder of the project e-codices. With its famous Baroque hall, where temporary exhibitions are hosted, the Abbey Library of St. Gall is one of the most visited museums in Switzerland.

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 2
Parchment · 568 pp. · 25 x 17.5 cm · St. Gall · 760-780
Bible (Num, Deut, Acts, Apoc), excerpts from OT and NT, varia

A Winithar manuscript dating from the early period of the abbey of St. Gall, containing books of the Old and New Testament. (smu)

Online Since: 09/14/2005

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 3
Parchment · 254 pp. · 28 x 20.6 cm · St. Gall · 12th century
Bible (Gn, Ex, Lv, Nm, Dt, Ios, Idc, Rt)

This manuscript in two columns contains a copy of the first eight books of the Old Testament (Pentateuch, Joshua, Judges, Ruth) that was transcribed at the monastery of St. Gall in the 12th century. At the beginning (p. 1) and at the end (p. 254), there are, in addition to occasional pen trials and additional notes in Latin and in German, copies of two hymns with neumes (Veni redemptor gentium by Ambrose and Jesu redemptor omnium). (smu)

Online Since: 06/23/2016

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 4
Parchment · 136 pp. · 29.2 × 20.2 cm · St. Gall · 12th century
Isidore of Seville, Commentary on the Old Testament Books Ex, Dt, Ios, Idc; Copy of the Book of Leviticus (Lv) with interlinear commentary

This manuscript contains as its first part Isidore of Seville’s commentary on the Old Testament Books Exodus (pp. 144), Deuteronomy (pp. 4453), Joshua (pp. 5362) and Judges (pp. 6271). These commentaries are a part of his work Mysticorum expositiones sacramentorum seu quaestiones in vetus testamentum. The second part (pp. 73135), written in a different, more accurate hand, contains a copy of the Book of Leviticus with a more extensive interlinear commentary that was planned from the outset. Between the two parts (p. 72) is the library stamp from the abbacy of Prince-Abbot Diethelm Blarer, in use between 1553 and 1564. (smu)

Online Since: 06/23/2016

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 5
Parchment · 240 pp. · 30.5 x 20 cm · St. Gall · 11th/12th century
Bible (I-II Par, I-II Mcc)

Copies of books from the Old Testament, bound together from two codices: pp. 3105 First Chronicles and Second Chronicles (Paralipomena), 12th century; pp. 107239 the apocryphal First Maccabees and Second Maccabees with two prologues, 11th century. The only decoration is a red initial with scroll ornamentation in the column of p. 107. (sno)

Online Since: 06/23/2016

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 6
Parchment · 230 pp. · 25 x 18 cm · St. Gall · last quarter of the 8th century
Bible (I-II Chr, Tob, Jdt, Est); Actus of St. Martin

Bible manuscript from the time of Abbot Werdo (784-812), containing books of the Old Testament. (smu)

Online Since: 09/14/2005

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 7
Parchment · 460 pp. · 23.5 x 17 cm · St. Gall · third quarter of the 9th century
Bible (Prov, Eccl, Song, Wis; I-II Chr)

Bible manuscript from the time of Hartmut, Vice-abbot ca. 850-872 and Abbot 872-883, containing books of the Old Testament (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus (smu)

Online Since: 06/12/2006

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 8
Parchment · 52 pp. · 15.5 x 10.7-11.8 cm · St. Gall · 9th century
Liber Tobiæ

A somewhat carelessly made copy of the Old Testament book of Tobit, written around the end of the 9th century at the Abbey of St. Gall and probably used later for teaching in the school. (smu)

Online Since: 12/21/2009

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 9
Parchment · 318 pp. · 18–18.5 x 12.5–13 cm · St. Gall (?) · 9th/10th century
Liber Tobiae. Judith. Esther. Canticum Canticorum. Biblical glossary

Biblical books: Tobias (pp. 273), Judith (pp. 74164), Esther (pp. 165247), Canticum Canticorum (pp. 248261), written by several hands that show an insular influence in parts. On pp. 264318 there is a biblical glossary that is defective in the beginning; it is ordered according to the books of the Bible (Genesis to Sirach). Among the explanations of words, which are predominately in Latin, there are also 178 Old High German glosses. Several pages (pp. 101104) are missing pieces at the edges, which have been pasted over with older fragments in Merovingian cursive („a-b type“ from Corbie), which belong to Cod. Sang. 214. (sno)

Online Since: 06/25/2015

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 10
Parchment · 477 pp. · 18.2 x 14.5-14.9 cm · St. Gall · 10th century
Liber Job. Proverbia . Ecclesiastes . Canticum Canticorum etc.

Copies of various Old Testament books: Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Songs, Wisdom, Sirach, written by a single hand during the 10th century at the Abbey of St. Gall. On the first empty page is a 16-hexameter complaint in verse by an Irish monk (Dubduin?) about his unfriendly reception at the Abbey of St. Gall. (smu)

Online Since: 12/21/2009

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 11
Parchment · 536 pp. · 22 x 13 cm · St. Gall · 760-780 and last quarter of the 8th century
Excerpts from the Bible (OT u. NT), Gregory (In Ezek. 2), Varia

A Winithar manuscript containing excerpts from books of the Old and New Testament. (smu)

Online Since: 09/14/2005

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 12
Parchment · 346 pp. · 23.5 x 15.5 cm · St. Gall · last quarter of the 8th century and first third of the 10th century
Bible (Prov, Job, I-II Macc, IV Macc)

Bible manuscript from the time of Abbots Waldo (782-784) and Werdo (784-812) containing books of the Old Testament. A more recent part containing the books of Proverbs and Job dates from the first third of the 10th century. (smu)

Online Since: 09/14/2005

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 14
Parchment · 340 pp. · 31.5 x 20.5 cm · St. Gall · first third of the 9th century
Bible (Job, Tob, Jdt, Est, I-II Esr)

Books of the Old Testament, dating from the first third of the 9th century, containing annotation in the hand of Notker Balbulus († 912). (smu)

Online Since: 09/14/2005

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 15
Parchment · 286 pp. · 29 x 22.5 cm · France, Northern (probably) · second half of the 9th century
Psalter

Psalter, produced in the second half of the 9th century, possibly in northern France. Following the Psalms, which were heavily annotated with commentaries in later centuries (mainly the 14th and 15th centuries), the Psalter is followed by the Canticles as well as a fragment of a Litany of the Saints not produced at St. Gallen. The beautifully illuminated initial capital of the first Psalm (Beatus vir) on page 1 is strongly influenced by Irish models. (smu)

Online Since: 12/09/2008

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 17
Parchment · 342 pp. · 24 x 18.5 cm · St. Gall · 880-900
A copy of the Gospel of Matthew

A copy of the Gospel of Matthew made in St. Gall in the 9th century, together with the beginning of a copy of the Gospel of Mark. The second half contains a Greek-Latin copy of Psalms 101 through 150, Canticles in addition to prayers (Magnificat, Te Deum, Pater Noster) and a Litany of the Saints, copied at the Abbey of St. Gall between 880 and 900 from a master copy presumed to have originated in Constantinople. (smu)

Online Since: 12/23/2008

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 18
Parchment · 194 pp. · 24.5 x 17.5 cm · St. Gall · around 1000
Composite manuscript, astronomical clock of Pacificus of Verona

Collection of liturgical works, containing texts from the 9th to 12th centuries and an illustration of Pacificus of Verona's star clock. (smu)

Online Since: 12/31/2005

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 19
Parchment · 138 pp. · 23.5 x 19 cm · St. Gall · third quarter of the 9th century
Bible (Psalterium iuxta Hebraeos)

Bible manuscript from the time of Hartmut, Vice-abbot ca. 850-872 and Abbot 872-883, containing a copy of the Hebrew Psalter: one volume of the so-called "Kleine Hartmut-Bibel". (smu)

Online Since: 06/12/2006

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 20
Parchment · 362 pp. · 30.5 x 23.5 cm · St. Gall · around 820-830
Psalterium Gallicanum with Cantica

The Wolfcoz Psalter – one of St. Gallen's earliest examples of illuminated initials of the highest quality. (smu)

Online Since: 12/31/2005

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 21
Parchment · 578 pp. · 31 x 24 cm · Einsiedeln · 12th century
Translatio barbarica psalterii Notkeri tertii (Old High German Psalter by Notker the German)

Old High German translation and commentary on the Psalms by the monk Notker the German of St. Gall, dating from around the year 1000. This 12th century copy from Einsiedeln is the only extant complete copy. (smu)

Online Since: 06/12/2006

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 22
Parchment · 344 pp. · 37 x 28 cm · St. Gall · around 883-888 and around 890-900
Golden Psalter (Psalterium aureum) of St. Gall - Psalterium Gallicanum

The Golden Psalter (Psalterium aureum) of St. Gall, written and illuminated with 17 miniatures, either in the West Franconian empire (Soissons?) or in the monastery of St. Gall with the participation of West Franconian scribes and illuminators. (smu)

Online Since: 06/12/2006

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 23
Parchment · 368 pp. · 38 x 29 cm · St. Gall · 872-883
Folchart Psalter (Psalterium Gallicanum with Cantica)

The Folchart Psalter, a masterpiece of late Carolingian illumination. (smu)

Online Since: 09/14/2005

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