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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. 1442
Parchment · 132 pp. · 26 x 17.5 cm · Monastery of St. Gall · 1611
Necrology of the Monastery of St. Gall

This necrology was compiled in 1611 from older books of the dead at the behest of Prince-Abbot Bernhard Müller (1594-1630); it replaces the necrology in Cod. Sang. 452. The records were continued until 1847. In addition to abbots, monks and lay brothers from the monastery, the register also lists persons who were admitted into the confraternity as benefactors of the monastery. Later entries indicate the year of death, occasionally also the place of death or of burial. The age of the deceased is mentioned only in exceptional cases. The last pages (pp. 126-131) contain directions for Masses for the dead and similar forms of commemoration of the dead. According to a note by Franz Weidmann (p. 1), after the secularization of the monastery the manuscript temporarily was in the possession of Fr. Aemilianus Hafner, who gave it to the library in 1840. (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1452B
Parchment · VI + 80 + VI pp. · 36.7 x 27–27.5 cm · 1691
Vesperale

Pontifical vesperal of St. Gall Prince-Abbott Cölestin Sfondrati (Abbot 1687–1696). It was found in 1846 among the books of St. Gall friar Notker Hager († 1836). This volume contains the chants for Vespers (antiphones and hymns) for the Feasts of Jesus Christ and for the saints' feast days throughout the church year. Only the incipits are each written in German plainsong notation (“Hufnagelnotation”) on five lines. Each feast is decorated with initials in the style of grotesques and with several marginal miniatures (on p. 56 is the oldest colored view of the Monastery of St. Gall). The volume is divided into Proprium de tempore (pp. 130), Proprium sanctorum (pp. 3163), Commune sanctorum (pp. 6474) and Festum sanctorum reliquiarum monasterii sancti Galli (pp. 7577). (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1513
Paper · XLV + 131 pp. · 34 x 16.5 cm · Abbey of Saint Gall · 1775
Confessio fidei Armenicæ ecclesiæ in Armenian and Latin

The manuscript was copied in 1775 by Fr. Romano (Romanus) Fromenwiller for the Prince-Abott Beda Angehrn of Saint Gall most probably at the Abbey of Saint Gall. It is a shortened copy of the two parts from the book Theasaurus linguæ Armenicæ (Արամեան լեզուին գանձ), published by Joachim Schröder in 1711 in Amsterdam. The main content of the manuscript is the Ecclesiæ armenicæ confessio (Part 3 of the Theasaurus linguæ Armenicæ), which is followed by an alphabetical table, accompanied by a transliteration of the Armenian letters into Latin characters, copied from Part 2 of the Theasaurus linguæ Armenicæ. (gri)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1718a
Paper · VII + 691 + 82 + 60 pp. · 31.7 x 21 cm · monastery of St. Gall (P. Gregor Schnyder) · 1693 (with contemporaneous supplements until 1793)
The Hierogazophylacium Monasterii Sancti Galli – catalog of the church treasury of the Gallusmünster (Church of St. Gall) from the year 1693

Volume 1 so-called Sacrarium Sancti Galli in six volumes (which could not be found at the time of Gustav Scherrer’s cataloguing of manuscripts before 1875). Volumes 2 to 6 of the Sacrarium have the shelfmarks Cod. Sang. 1719−1723. This volume lists the cult objects such as chalices, statues, monstrances, candle holders, small altars, patens, censers, reliquaries, etc. that made up the church treasure of the Monastery of St. Gall in the year 1693. This overview, compiled and written by Father Gregor Schnyder (1642-1708) and dedicated to the Prince-Abbot of St. Gall Cölestin Sfondrati (1687−1696), includes historical information about the individual cult objects and illustrates these objects with 60 realistic images in opaque colors. This register is of great importance today since many of the objects were lost, were seized or were melted down during the military invasions by troops from Zurich and Bern in 1712, by the French in May 1789, through the secularization of the monastery in 1805 and the following liquidation of a great part of the abbey’s property. Various works by renowned gold- and silversmiths of the early modern period (including Hans Jacob Bayr, Augsburg; Heinrich Domeisen, Rapperswil; Fidel Ramsperg, Appenzell; Johannes Renner, Wil) can be reconstructed only through this Hierogazophylacium (German: Heiligschatzbehälter, ‘container of holy treasure). Other cult objects are still part of the cathedral treasure of St. Gall today, such as the Spoon of St. Gall (p. 170b), which remains in liturgical use today, or the small reliquary monstrance containing parts of the sackcloth belt and robe of St. Gall (p. 168b). In his compilation Fr. Gregor Schnyder paid special attention to the relics contained in the various objects; he noted their origin and copied certificates about their authenticity. This volume is introduced by a frontispiece in shades of brown (fol. IIIr), which shows the founding legend of the Monastery of St. Gall with the Church of St. Gall as it appeared around 1693 in the background. (smu)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1719
Paper · 765 pp. · 32 x 20.5 cm · St. Gall Abbey (F. Gregor Schnyder) · 1699
Sacrarium Sancti Galli, Vol. II: Transfers of saints in the territory of the Princely Abbey of Saint Gall, 7th to 17th century

This volume, written almost exclusively in Latin, contains a compilation of texts taken from numerous older sources about transfers of saints in the territory of the Princely Abbey of Saint Gall. The St. Gall monk and custos Gregor Schnyder (1642−1708) compiled and wrote the text, mostly in chronological order, and presented it to Abbot Leodegar Bürgisser (abbot 1696−1717) on 19 April 1699, his name day. The illustrations in opaque colors were done by Father Gabriel Hecht (1664−1745). At the beginning there are descriptions of the various transfers of the relics of Saint Gall between about 640 and 1484 (fol. IXv – p. 20) and those of Saint Othmar between 759 and 1692 (pp. 24b99). This is followed by reports about the transfers of the relics of Notker Balbulus as well as of his beatification in 1513 (pp. 104b163) and about the dislocation of the relics of Othmar and Notker that was necessitated by the new construction of the church of Othmar (pp. 169286). Next are reports of donations of relics of various saints from and of the Abbey of St. Gall (pp. 287354), among them reports about the arrival of the relics of the saints Magnus (898), Constantius of Perugia (904), Remaclus of Stavelot (1035), Faith of Agen (1084), Charles Borromeo (1611), Sigisbert and Placidus from Disentis Abbey (1624) and Bishop Landolo of Treviso (1631), which were particularly revered in the Abbey of St. Gall. The back part of the manuscript contains compilations of documents and reports about the 17th century transfers of Roman catacomb saints to the territory of the Princely Abbey of Saint Gall: there are descriptions (including the respective background and festivities) of the transfer of Honoratus to the Abbey Church of St. Gall in 1643 (pp. 367b453), of Antoninus and Theodorus to the Abbey Church of St. Gall in 1654 and to Neu St. Johann Abbey in 1685 and of Antonius to the Abbey Church of St. Gall in 1654 (pp. 458507), of Leander to the Capuchin Convent Maria der Engel near Wattwil in 1652 (pp. 508513), of Marinus to Lichtensteig in 1657 (pp. 518530), of Theodora to the Cistercian Convent Magdenau in 1662 (pp. 533539), of Pancratius to Wil in 1672 (pp. 541571), of Constantius to Rorschach in 1672 (pp. 573644), of Laureatus to Wildhaus in 1676 (pp. 647682), and of Sergius, Bacchus, Hyacinthus and Erasmus to the Abbey Church of St. Gall in 1680 (pp. 687747). (smu)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1721
Paper · 352 ff. · 33.5 × 20 cm · St. Gall Abbey (F. Kolumban Brändle; Brother Gall Beerle) · after 1769 (binding: 1785)
Sacrarium Sancti Galli, Vol. IV: Description of the festivities on the occasion of the transfers of catacomb saints to churches and monasteries of the Princely Abbey of Saint Gall in the 17th and 18th century

In this volume, written primarily in German, the St. Gall custos Fr. Kolumban Brändle (1720−1780) as author and compiler and Brother Gall Beerle (1734−1816) as scribe tell of the festivities that occurred on the occasion of the transfer of catacomb saints to the territory of the Princely Abbey of Saint Gall in the 18th century. The general introduction (fol. Vr – fol. VIIIr) is followed by sometimes extensive documentation about the transfers of Benedict to the Capuchin Convent of St. Scholastica in Rorschach in 1732 (fol. IXv2v), of Justin to Gossau in 1743 (fol. 63v68v), of Julian to the Capuchin Convent Notkersegg in 1748 (fol. 69v77v), of Valentine to Goldach in 1761 (fol. 78v129v), of Celestine to Waldkirch in 1763 (fol. 130v167r), of Clementia to the Benedictine Convent of St. Wiborada in St. Georgen in 1769 (fol. 168v226v), of Theodorus to Neu St. Johann in 1685 (fol. 228v237r), of Placidus, Felicissimus, Victor, Prosper and Redempta to Neu St. Johann in 1689 (fol. 238v246r), about the centenary of the transfer of Theodorus to Neu St. Johann in 1755 (fol. 247r265r) and the centenary of the transfer of Marinus to Lichtensteig in 1757 (fol. 266v291r), as well as about the transfer of Theodorus to Berneck in 1766 (fol. 292v352v). These descriptions are accompanied by watercolor paintings of the catacomb saints dressed in festive garb. In addition the volume contains records, documents and reports about the authorization obtained from Rome to venerate Eusebius of Viktorsberg as a saint in the territory of the Princely Abbey of Saint Gall (fol. 3v54v) as well as about the order of the Pancratius-procession in Wil in 1738 (fol. 55r62v). The volume also contains a little-know ink sketch of Iberg Castle near Wattwil (fol. 238v). (smu)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1757
Parchment · 308 pp. · 55 x 35/36 cm · 1473 / 16th/17th century
Graduale de sanctis, Ordinarium missae

This large-format manuscript, which forms a unit with Cod. Sang. 1758, itself consists of two parts. The first part (p. 1-214) from 1473 (dating in the initial on p. 1) was completed in the 16th/17th century. Both parts, however, are not complete; furthermore, multiple pieces have been deleted and replaced with other pieces. The volume contains chants for the Mass – Proprium de sanctis, Commune sanctorum, Ordinarium missae (partially troped), Sequences and Tractus– in German plainsong notation ("Hufnagelnotation") in a five line-system. Together with Cod. Sang. 1758, this codex presents the oldest systematic St. Gall records of sequences on a musical staff. Several pages have book decorations in the form of borders and initials, sometimes with figurative representations. Until 1930, the manuscript was kept in the choir library (first of the St. Gall monastery, later of the St. Gall cathedral). (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1758
Parchment · 478 pp. · 50/50.5 x 33/34 cm · second half of the 15th century (around 1473?) / 16th century / additions 18th century
Graduale de tempore, Ordinarium missae, Sequentiar

This large-format manuscript, which forms a unit with Cod. Sang. 1757, contains chants for the Mass – Proprium de tempore, Ordinarium missae (partially troped), Sequences and votive Masses - in German plainsong notation ("Hufnagelnotation") in a four line-system. Multiple pieces have been deleted and replaced with other pieces. Together with Cod. Sang. 1757, this codex presents the oldest systematic St. Gall records of sequences on a musical staff. Several pages have book decorations in the form of initials (several exquisite filled initials, some with gold leaf) and borders. Heavy decorative fittings with animal heads and mythical creatures. Until 1930, the manuscript was kept in the choir library (first of the St. Gall monastery, later of the St. Gall cathedral). (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1759
Paper · 628 pp. · 51 x 36 cm · St. Gall Abbey (F. Martin ab Yberg; F. Notker Grögle) · around 1770
Antiphonarium officii for the St. Gall Abbey Church, winter portion

Winter portion of a large-format antiphonary in two volumes (summer portion in Cod. Sang. 1760) for the Liturgy of the Hours of the monks of St. Gall, written around 1770 by the St. Gall monk Martin ab Yberg (1741−1777) and richly illustrated with small watercolor paintings surrounded by flowery rococo frames by Father Notker Grögle (1740−1816). This volume, decorated with especially splendid baroque brass fittings, contains the chants of the monks of St. Gall for the feasts of Jesus Christ and of the saints between the first Sunday of Advent and the Feast of the Ascension. It is divided into the parts Proprium de tempore (pp. 1357), Proprium sanctorum (pp. 358500) and Commune sanctorum (pp. 501559). These are followed by suffrages and by antiphons and responsories for workdays (pp. 560616). Chants for the feast days of the Archangel Gabriel and of St. Scholastica are added (pp. 617626). The melodies are written in Gothic German plainsong notation (“Hufnagelnotation”) on five lines. This volume came to the Abbey Library from the choir library of St. Gallen Cathedral in 1930. (smu)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1760
Paper · IV + 462 pp. · 50 × 35,5 cm · St. Gall Abbey (F. Martin ab Yberg; F. Notker Grögle) · 1770
Antiphonarium officii for the St. Gall Abbey Church, summer portion

Summer portion of a large-format antiphonary in two volumes (winter portion in Cod. Sang. 1759) for the Liturgy of the Hours of the monks of St. Gall, written in the year 1770 (chronogram in silver on the frontispiece) by the St. Gall monk Martin ab Yberg (1741−1777) and richly illustrated with small watercolor paintings surrounded by flowery rococo frames by Father Notker Grögle (1740−1816). This volume, decorated with splendid baroque brass fittings, contains the chants of the monks of St. Gall for the Liturgy of the Hours on feasts of Jesus Christ and of the saints between Pentecost and the last Sunday after Pentecost. It contains the parts Proprium de tempore (pp. 1113), Proprium sanctorum (pp. 114353) and Commune sanctorum (pp. 354400). These are followed by suffrages and by antiphons and responsories for workdays (pp. 401431). Chants for the feast days of St. Joachim and of the Archangel Raphael are added (pp. 432440). The melodies are written in Gothic German plainsong notation (“Hufnagelnotation”) on five lines. This volume came to the Abbey Library from the choir library of St. Gallen Cathedral in 1930. (smu)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1767
Parchment · IV + 556 pp. · 55.5–56 x 39.5–40 cm · around 1500/1520
Graduale de tempore

Graduale de tempore, commissioned by Prince-Abbot Franz Gaisberg (1504–1529, coat of arms p. 1) and illuminated by the book illustrator Nikolaus Bertschi from Augsburg (initials, miniatures and borders with vine scrolls and animals). The banderole on p. 55, which ends with etc. 156, may give a (false) indication regarding the dating (1506 or 1516?). The chants for the Mass are written in German plainsong notation (“Hufnagelnotation”) on a five line staff. This codex is the largest of the St. Gall Abbey library’s manuscripts. Originally it was even larger; for re-binding, the pages were severely trimmed, as can be discerned from the folded lower margin on p. 1 or from the trimmed border on p. 444. Binding with heavy fittings on a red velvet background. (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1859
Paper · 614 pp. · 14 x 10.5 cm · Strasbourg (Dominican cloister St. Agnes or St. Margaretha; later in the Dominican cloister St. Katharinen in Wil SG) · end of the 15th century
Composite manuscript with German-language spiritual and ascetic texts from the Strasbourg Dominican cloister (St. Agnes oder St. Margaretha)

Beginning with a Dominican calendar from Strasbourg, this volume contains, among others, several texts by the Italian theologian and philosopher Bonaventura (1221-1274), the Regula monachorum ad Eustochium by the church father Jerome, excerpts from the ascetic-mystical treatise Stimulus amoris, the instructions for a monastic life by the Franciscan Heinrich Vigilis of Weissenburg, and David of Augsburg’s work De compositione exterioris et interioris hominis, all in German. The volume, declared the Franciscan "Encheiridion asceticum" by Kurt Ruh, probably came to the Dominican cloister Wil in 1590 along with other Strasbourg manuscripts (Codd. Sang. 1904, 1915 and perhaps 1866). (smu)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1869
Paper · 532 pp. · 15 x 10.5 cm · Dominican cloister St. Gall (Angela Varnbühler) · around 1487
Sermons and spiritual instructions for the sisters of the Dominican cloister St. Katharinen in St. Gall

Composite manuscript with sermons and spiritual instructions, written around 1487 in the Dominican cloister St. Katharinen in St. Gall by the prioress Angela Varnbüeler. Among others, the volume contains a detailed sermon about Saint Clare of Assisi, into which is incorporated her vita; an open letter from a father to his spiritual children, attributed to a Franciscan monk; a sermon about suffering, death and the sacraments (an interpretation of John 16,21); and a meditation Von der Maß des gaistlichen Crutz, falsely attributed to Anselm of Canterbury. (smu)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1878
Paper · 2 + 482 + 2 pp. · 19,5/20 x 13,5 cm · St. Katharinental near Diessenhofen (?) · around 1400
"Engelberger Predigten" (Engelberg Homilies, earlier also known as "Engelberger Prediger")

A copy of the so-called Engelberger Predigten. Homilies in German for a variety of occasions during the church year, written in about 1400 in a Dominican cloister, possibly at St. Katharinental near Diessenhofen, where the manuscript was held for several centuries. (smu)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1916
Paper · II + 760 pp. · 21.5/22 x 14.5 cm · St. Gall, Dominican Convent of St. Katharina · 1483
Johannes Meyer, Buch der Reformatio Prediger Ordens (Book of the reform of the Dominican order)

An important copy, in terms of textual history, of the Reformatio Prediger Ordens by the Dominican Johannes Meyer (1422-1482) of Basel. This copy originated in the Dominican cloister of St. Katharina in St. Gall, written in 1483 by Sister Elisabeth Muntprat (1459-1531). This work, which was copied from a model belonging to the cloister of St. Katherine in Nurnberg, is a valuable source for the history of the Dominican order in the German speaking world. (smu)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1919
Paper · 632 pp. · 21 x 14 cm · St. Gall, Dominican Convent of St. Katharina · second half of the 15th century (before 1498)
German sermons („Engelberger Predigten“, Johannes Tauler); religious education; religious writings

A collection of religious writings from the Dominican cloister of St. Katherina in St. Gall, written in the second half of the 15th century by the hand of an experienced woman scribe. The volume transmits a great number of sermon texts in versions important to textual history. It contains, among other things, seven so-called Engelberger Predigten, the oldest copy of Version B of the work De Nabuchodonosor by Marquard of Lindau († 1392), ten sermons by Johannes Tauler († 1361), an account of the life, works, and miracles of St. Dominic taken from the work Der Heiligen Leben, a tract attributed to Meister Eckhart: Vom klösterlichen Leben, and religious epigrams. (smu)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1920
Paper · 180 pp. · 21 x 14.5 cm · St. Katharinen Convent of Dominican nuns in St. Gall (?) · 14th / 1st half of the 15th century
German Psalter

German Psalter, complete except for one missing leaf at the end: Psalms (pp. 1-164), canticles (pp. 164-178). With few figured initials (dog p. 1, fish p. 141, p. 153 and p. 157). The volume is from the St. Katharinen Convent of Dominican nuns in St. Gall; whether it was written there cannot be determined for certain. Since 1930 it has been in the Abbey Library as a deposit of the episcopal library of St. Gall. (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 2106
Parchment · 4 ff. · 21-22 x 23 / 28-28.5 x 22.5-24 cm · Switzerland · probably not after the middle of the 9th century
Fragment from a passionary: Vita sancti Galli vetustissima, Laudatio Lucae evangelistae, Passio Simonis et Iudae apostolorum

These two parchment double leaves were found in 1895 by state archivist Paul Schweizer in book bindings in the State Archives of Zurich; they were held there under the shelfmark C VI 1 II 8a until 2006. As conclusion to the long-term dispute about cultural assets between St. Gall and Zurich, the Canton of Zurich donated these fragments to the Abbey Library of St. Gall on 27 April 2006. The leaves are from a passionary; they contain eleven partially fragmentary chapters of the oldest version of the life of St. Gall (Vita sancti Galli vetustissima) as well as the beginnings of the Passions of the evangelist Luke and the apostles Simon and Judas. The latter text (for October 28th) has the number 80, suggesting that the passionary once comprised more than 90 texts. (sno)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 2107
Parchment · 111 ff. · 15.2 × 10.5 cm · Switzerland/Southern Germany, perhaps written for a St. Gall monk · 1475/1500
Latin Book of Hours (property of a St. Gall monk?)

Late medieval prayer book. The first part contains an incomplete Office of the Virgin (fol. 1r-45v) with variants for Advent and for the time period between Christmas and Candlemas (fol. 46r-51v), Absolutions, Benedictions, Orations and other short prayers (fol. 51v-68r). The Office of the Dead (fol. 69r-98v), including Vespers, Vigil, and prayers for the anniversaries of the deaths of priests, abbots and other deceased persons, is followed by prayers of indulgence (fol. 99r-111v). The beginning of the Office of the Virgin as well as possibly a calendar preceding it have been lost. The fact that the patron saints of St. Gall, St. Gall and St. Othmar (fol. 56r-56v; fol. 58r-58v), are the only saints mentioned other than Mary and St. Benedict suggests a provenience from the Monastery of St. Gall. The manuscript is written in Gothic script; it is decorated with numerous initials executed in gold leaf and with colorful vine scrolls in the margins of individual pages. The beginning of the Office of the Dead (fol. 69r) is adorned with a small miniature of a catafalque bordered by two Benedictine monks, one of which is holding a prayer book in his hands. The cut leather binding with the monogram S, created by a master whose name is unknown, is particularly noteworthy. The covers show the two Princes of the Apostles, Peter (front cover, with book and key) and Paul (back cover, with book and sword), surrounded by rich vine scroll ornamentation. The Abbey Library of St. Gall was able to acquire this manuscript in June 2006 at a Christie’s auction in New York from the collection of the American brewer Cornelius J. Hauck (1893−1967) from Cincinnati (Ex Libris on the inside front cover). (smu)

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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 2135
Paper · 127 pp. · 36 x 24.5 cm · Abbey of St. Gall (Joseph Adam Bürke; F. Notker Grögle) · 1774
Pontifical vesperal of St. Gall Prince-Abbot Beda Angehrn from 1774

This vesperal in a distinguished binding was commissioned by Prince-Abbot Beda Angehrn (1767−1796); it was written in 1774 by Joseph Adam Bürke (chronogram with the name of the scribe on p. 92), an alumnus of the Gymnasium (preparatory school) of Neu St. Johann that was led by St. Gall monks, and richly illustrated by Father Notker Grögle (1740−1816). The volume contains the incipits of the chants for Vespers (antiphons and hymns), written in German plainsong notation (“Hufnagelnotation”) on five lines, for the feasts of Jesus Christ and of the saints for the entire liturgical year. It is divided into the parts Proprium de tempore (pp. 136), Proprium sanctorum (pp. 3780) and Commune sanctorum (pp. 8192). This manuscript was held in the choir library of St. Gallen Cathedral until 1989. Then it was transferred to the archives of the cathedral parish of St. Gall, and in 2014 it came to the Abbey Library of St. Gall. The volume, which consisted of 96 pages in 1774, was certainly used for the liturgy in the Cathedral of St. Gall until the 1930s. The mostly handwritten additions and supplements (after p. 97) date from the 19th century. Also glued and bound into the volume are texts from unspecified printed liturgical publications of the 19th and early 20th century. Noteworthy among the illustrations is the oldest pictorial depiction to date of the newly built “Gallusmünster”, today the Cathedral of St. Gall (p. 72). On the flyleaf is the finely drawn coat of arms of Prince-Abbot Beda Angehrn. (smu)

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