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Bern, Burgerbibliothek 23
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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
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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau 16
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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

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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: 504, displayed: 201 – 250

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 241

Parchment · 180 pp. · 27.2-27.5 x 19.2 cm · St. Gall · beginning of the 9th century

Paterius, liber testimoniorum. Epistolæ S. Hieronymi et Damasi. Augustini Homiliæ in Ev. S. Iohannis.

A patristic manuscript of unknown provenance from the first half of the 9th century. It contains the "Liber Testimoniorum" by Paterius, letters exchanged between Jerome and Damasus, selections from the homilies of Augustine on the Gospel of John, the Athanasian Creed with exegesis, and an exegesis of the Our Father. (smu)

Online since: 07/31/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 242

Parchment · 272 pp. · 24.5-25 x 18.5-19 cm · St. Gall · 8th-11th centuries

Composite manuscript

School manuscript from the monastery of St. Gall. A collection of works: diverse (often glossed) early medieval educational texts from the 8th to the 11th century (Aldhelm of Malmesbury, Aenigmata, Sedulius, Carmen paschale) and – preserved only here – the Stephanus hymn by Notker Balbulus and a musical treatise in Old High German by Notker the German. (smu)

Online since: 12/12/2006

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 243

Parchment · 254 pp. · 28.5 x 21 cm · St. Gall · first half of the 9th century

Collectio canonum hibernensis

Allemanian copy of the Collectio Canonum Hibernesis from the first half of the 9th century. The work includes Irish canonical law texts, which have been brought together in this collection of canon laws with others from African, Gallic, and Greek synodical and conciliar records as well as with papal decrees from the period around 700. At the end is a scribal dictum by Eadberct. (smu)

Online since: 12/09/2008

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 244

Parchment · 518 pp. · 30.4 x 21.9 cm · St. Gall · beginning of the 11th century

Ambrosius Autpertus, Expositio in Apocalypsin (Lib. I–V)

This is a careful copy, significant in terms of textual history, of books I to V of the Expositio in Apocalypsin by Ambrosius Autpertus († 784), presbyter and abbot, originally from southern Gaul, but active in the southern Italian monastery ofSan Vincenzo al Volturno. The copy, transcribed from a lost 9th century Reichenau manuscript, was made at the monastery ofSt. Gall. (smu)

Online since: 12/20/2012

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 245

Parchment · 518 pp. · 27.5 x 20.5 cm · St. Gall · beginning of the 11th century

Ambrosius Autpertus, Expositio in Apocalypsin (Lib. VI–X)

This is a copy, significant in terms of textual history, of books VI to X of the Expositio in Apocalypsin by Ambrosius Autpertus († 784), presbyter and abbot, originally from southern Gaul, but active in the southern Italian monastery ofSan Vincenzo al Volturno. The copy, transcribed by a variety of hands from a lost 9th century Reichenau manuscript, was made at the monastery ofSt. Gall. It contains multiple glosses by the hand of the monk Ekkehard IV. (smu)

Online since: 12/20/2012

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 247

Parchment · 302 pp. · 29.5-30 x 23.5-24 cm · St. Gall · about 860

Ecclesiastical History of the English-Speaking People

A copy of the most important source for the history of the English people, the "Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum", produced in about 860 in the abbey of St. Gall, still it its original Carolingian binding. A short biographical sketch about Bede and a list of his works are appended. (smu)

Online since: 12/23/2008

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 248

Parchment · 226 ff. · 28.8-29.3 x 20.8-21.8 cm · Laon in northern France · middle of the 9th century (pp. 3–82); and 9th century or 11th-12th centuries (pp. 149–212) and 9th or 11th century (pp. 99–148); and 9th century(?) (pp. 83–98)

Bede, De natura rerum, De temporibus, and De temporum ratione Pseudo-Bede, Compotum sic Bedae presbiteri librorum quattuor Boethius, De arithmetica libri duo

Natural history (scientific) manuscript compilation, written by various scribes, mostly around the year 850, in the area of Laon in northern France. The codex contains, among other items, Boetheus's De arithmetica, a computational treatise incorrectly attributed to the English scholar the Venerable Bede, and De temporum ratione as well as selections from De natura rerum and De temporibus, all true works of the Venerable Bede. (smu)

Online since: 12/09/2008

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 249

Parchment · 92 pp. · 26.3 x 17.5-18 cm · St. Gall · beginning of the 9th century

Beda de orthographia; Caper de orthographia; Agroetius de orthographia; et alia orthographica.

A copy of several tracts on orthography, written in about 800 at the Abbey of St. Gall. This manuscript contains, among other items, a copy of the tract "De orthographia" by Alcuin of York, based on the work of the same name by the Venerable Bede, as well as orthographical tracts by the Gallic bishop Agroetius (5th century) and the Roman grammarian Flavius Caper (2nd century). (smu)

Online since: 07/31/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 250

Parchment · 645 pp. · 24.7 x 18 cm · St. Gall · last quarter of the 9th century

Astronomical-computistic encyclopedia

Collection of Astronomical-computistical tables and charts with high-quality pen drawings of the constellations. (smu)

Online since: 12/31/2005

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 251

Parchment · 186 pp. · 36.5 x 26 cm · St. Gall · 9th century

Assorted works of natural history by the Venerable Bede

Copies of assorted works of natural history by the Venerable Bede (De natura rerum; De temporum ratione; the closing portion of De temporibus), produced as early as the 9th century in the Cloister of St. Gall. In addition, this codex contains, among other items, computistic and calendar texts and tables, and at the end, schematic diagrams of the organization of the scientific disciplines as well as quill tests. (smu)

Online since: 12/23/2008

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 252

Parchment · 206 pp. · 32.2-32.5 x 20.6-21.2 cm · St. Gall · beginning of the 9th century

Beda in VII epistolas canonicas

This copy of the commentary of the Venerable Bede (d. 735) on the seven Canonical Letters is significant to textual history; it was produced during the 9th century at the Abbey of St. Gall. (smu)

Online since: 07/31/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 253

Parchment · 333 pp. · 26.4-26.6 x 17.5-18 cm · St. Gall · beginning of the 9th century

Beda in Tobiam, in Esram et Nehemiam

A copy of the commentaries of the Venerable Bede (d. 735) on the Old Testament books of Tobias, Ezra and Nehmiah, produced in the first half of the 9th century at the Abbey of St. Gall. (smu)

Online since: 07/31/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 254

Parchment · 256 pp. · 29 x 23 cm · St. Gall · about 860

Jerome, Commentary on the Old Testament book of Isaiah. Includes the most authentic version of the Old English "Death Song" by the Venerable Bede

A redaction by the Anglo-Saxon Joseph Scottus, written in about 860. Appended is the oldest known surviving copy of the letter of Cuthbert, student of the Venerable Bede, to his friend Cuthwin, relating the story of the death of Bede in the year 735. This account incorporates the Old English Death Song by Bede, Fore there neidfaerae ..., in the oldest known version in Bede's own Northumbrian dialect. The manuscript still retains its original Carolingian binding. (smu)

Online since: 11/04/2010

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 255

Parchment · 424 pp. · 24 x 17.5 cm · St. Gall · 9th century

Bedæ: Hexaemeron libri II. Isidorus contra Iudæos libri II ad sororem Florentiam; Libellus S. Hieronymi de mansionibus filiorum Israel; Maccabæorum libri II.

A manuscript compilation of the shorter version of the Book of Genesis by the Venerable Bede (d. 735), together with the work "Contra Iudaeos" by Isidore of Seville, the letter " De mansionibus filiorum Israhel" (Epistula 78) by the church father Jerome, and a copy of the first and second Old Testament books of Maccabees, produced in the 9th century, probably in the Abbey of St. Gall. A noteworthy initial capital appears on page 232. (smu)

Online since: 07/31/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 256

Parchment · 342 pp. · 28.8 x 21.8-22 cm · St. Gall · 9th century

Beda in Marcum evangelistam

A copy of the commentary on the Gospel of Mark by the Venerable Bede (d. 735), produced in the Abbey of St. Gall in the 9th century. (smu)

Online since: 07/31/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 257

Parchment · 227 pp. · 30.5-31 x 20.5 cm · St. Gall · first half of the 9th century

Beda in Marcum evangelistam

This copy of the commentary of the Venerable Bede (d. 735) on the Gospel of Mark is significant to textual history; it was produced during the 9th century at the Abbey of St. Gall. (smu)

Online since: 07/31/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 258

Parchment · 205 pp. · 23.8-24 x 15.9-16.7 cm · possibly produced in the vicinity of Reims · middle of the 9th century

Commentary on the Gospel of John by Alcuin of York

The commentary on the Gospel of John by Alcuin of York (k. 804), possibly produced in the vicinity of Reims during the mid-ninth century. (smu)

Online since: 07/31/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 259

Parchment · II + 303 pp. · 27.0 x 17.0-17.5 cm · St. Gall (?) · 8th-9th century

Beda in Actus Apostolorum, in Apocalypsin

This copy of the commentary on the Apocalypse and the Acts of the Apostles by the Venerable Bede (d. 735) is significant to textual history. It was produced in the Abbey of St. Gall in about 800. (smu)

Online since: 07/31/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 260

Parchment · 392 pp. · 23.8-23.9 x 17.1-17.6 cm · St. Gall · second half of the 9th century

Bede, Commentaries on the Acts of the Apostles and the Apocalypse

This manuscript contains copies of the commentaries on the Acts of the Apostles and the Apocalypse by the church father the Venerable Bede (d. 735), with pen tests, a note identifying the scribes (Wichram und Hartpert), and numerous glosses (most in the hand of the monk Ekkehart IV.). This copy was produced in the second half of the 9th century in the Abbey of St. Gall and includes a scribe's verse by the monk Wichram at the end of the manuscript. (smu)

Online since: 07/31/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 261

Parchment · 276 pp. · 23.3-23.4 x 15.4-15.7 cm · St. Gall · 9th century

Beda in epistolas canonicas. Hieronymi epistolæ. Excerpta.

The oldest surviving manuscript of an anonymous commentary on the Psalms, " Eglogae tractatorum in psalterium", of Irish provenance, written in a Carolingian influenced Allemannic minuscule script in about 820 in the Abbey of St. Gall. This codex also contains a copy of the commentary by the Venerable Bede (d. 735) on the Canonical Letters and copies of two letters by the church father Jerome (347-420). (smu)

Online since: 07/31/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 262

Parchment · 329 pp. · 15.5-15.6 x 12.5-12.6 cm · St. Gall · about 900

Beda in epistolas canonicas

A copy of the commentary by the Venerable Bede (d. 735) on the Canonical Letters, produced in about 900 at the Abbey of St. Gall. (smu)

Online since: 07/31/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 263

Parchment · II + 220 + II pp. · 18.0 x 14.5 cm · St. Gall · first half of the 9th century

Bede, De miraculis S. Cuthberti; Aldhelm, De laudibus virginum, De octo principalibus vitiis; Theodulf von Orleans, Letters to Modoin and Aigulf; Modoin, Letter to Theodulf of Orleans

A collection of assorted poetical works from the 8th and the early 9th centuries produced in the first half of the 9th century at the Abbey of St. Gall. This volume contains the " Carmen de miraculis Sancti Cuthberti" by the Venerable Bede ( d. 735), the works " De laude virginum" und "De octo principalibus vitiis" by Aldhelm of Malmesbury (d. 709), and letters in verse form exchanged between Bishop Theodulf of Orleans (d. 821) and Bishop Modoin of Autun (d. ca. 840/43). (smu)

Online since: 07/31/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 264

Parchment · 238 pp. · 18.5 - 18.7 x12.9-13 cm · St. Gall · last third of the 9th century

Prognostica Juliani

This copy of the "Prognosticum futuri saeculi" by Julian of Toledo is significant to textual history, as it is one of the first comprehensive and systematically constructed eschatologies in Christian literature. It was produced in the Abbey of St. Gall during the last third of the 9th century. Includes glosses, among them some by the hand of Ehhekart IV., and at the end of the manuscript a short note about the works of the St. St. Gall monk Ekkehart IV. (d. 1060; by Ildenfons of Arx entitled "Crisis Ekkehardi IV.") (smu)

Online since: 07/31/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 265

Parchment · 124 pp. · 21 x 19.5 cm · St. Gall · after 850

Manuscript compilation: includes the only exemplar in the world of a letter from the monk Ermenrich of Ellwangen to Abbot Grimald of St. Gall

Manuscript compilation from the monastery of St. Gall, produced after 850. In addition to copies of writings by the Venerable Bede and Pseudo-Hippocrates, Letter to Antioch, this codex includes a more significant item: the only exemplar in the world of a letter from the monk Ermenrich of Ellwangen to Abbot Grimald of St. Gall, in which Ermenrich demonstrates his scholarliness and requests that Grimald entrust to him the composition of a biography in verse of the abbey's founder, Saint Gallus. Includes many particulars about daily life in the monastery of St. Gall. (smu)

Online since: 12/09/2008

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 266

Parchment · 374 pp. · 23.7-23.8 x 15.9-16.2 cm · St. Gall · second half of the 9th century

Beda Venerabilis: De tabernaculo, De templo, Quaestiones in libros regum

A copy of the exegetical works "De tabernaculo" and "De templo" as well as "Quaestiones in libros regum" by the Venerable Bede (d. 735), produced in the Abbey of St. Gall during the second half of the 9th century. (smu)

Online since: 07/31/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 267

Parchment · 236 pp. · 23 x 16.5 cm · St. Gall · 9th century and second half of the 9th century

Manuscript compilation containing a copy of the oldest library catalog of the Abbey Library of St. Gall

Manuscript compilation from the monastery of St. Gall containing a copy of the oldest library catalog of the Abbey Library of St. Gall from the second half of the 9th century, followed by St. Gall book accession registers for the 9th century (a register of books acquired by Hartmut under Abbot Grimald; a register of books produced by order of Abbot Hartmut; a register of the private library of Abbot Grimald). The second part contains works by Alcuin of York († 804), among them his letter to Arn, Archbishop of Salzburg, from the year 802; the treatise letter to students of the Cloister of St. Martin in Tours on the subjects of penance and confession of sins, Alcuin's commentary on the penitential psalms. (smu)

Online since: 12/09/2008

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 268

Parchment · 168 pp. · 21.0 x 16.8 cm · St. Gall · first half of the 9th century

Alcuin: Grammatica

A copy of the grammar textbook "De grammatica", composed as a dialogue between the two pupils Saxo and Franco, by Alcuin of York (d. 804), produced during the first half of the 9th century at the cloister of St. Martin at Tours, acquired by St. Gall during the 9th century. (smu)

Online since: 07/31/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 269

Parchment · 562 pp. · 20.2-20.4 x 15-15.1 cm · St. Gall · 10th century

Opera Isidori, Augustini, Alcuini.

This manuscript contains a collection of texts by Isidore of Seville, ("Synonyma"), Augustine ("De fide"), and Alcuin of York ("De fide sanctae et individuae trinitatis", "De trinitate ad Fredegisum", "De ratione animae ad Eulaliam", "De virtutibus et vitiis ad Widonem") and was produced during the 10th century in the Abbey of St. Gall. (smu)

Online since: 07/31/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 270

Parchment · 68 pp. · 20-20.5 x 13.5-14 cm · St. Gall · second half 9th century

Educational manuscript

Educational manuscript from the monastery of St. Gall, produced in the second half of the 9th century, contains Alcuin's De dialectica, selections from works by Cassiodorus and Augustine, assorted glossaries and explications of the Bible and of grammatical terms, as well as a Runic alphabet: the famous St. Gallen Isruna-Traktat (on page 52). (smu)

Online since: 12/09/2008

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 271

Parchment · 234 pp. · 20 x 12.5 cm · Tours, Abbey St. Martin · beginning of the 9th century

Collection of 66 letters by Alcuin of York

Historically significant collection of 66 letters by Alcuin of York († 804), written at the beginning of the 9th century in the Cloister of St. Martin in Tours. This copy was obtained quite early by the monastery of St. Gall. (smu)

Online since: 12/09/2008

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 272

Parchment · 247 pp. · 11-11.5 x 18.5 cm · Tours (?) · beginning of the 9th century

Composite manuscript with theological works by Alcuin of York; also contains Alcuin’s Carmina 123 (Epitaphium Alcuini) and 112 (Dum sedeas laetus)

This composite manuscript from the 9th century was probably produced in Tours. It contains various theological works by Alcuin of York (around 730-804): De virtutibus et vitiis; De fide sanctae et individuae trinitatis; De trinitate et ad Fredegisum quaestiones XXVIII; De animae ratione ad Eulaliam virginem. Also included in the manuscript are the Epitaphium Alcuini (carm. 123) and Alcuin’s Carmen 112 Dum sedeas laetus (an inscription for an unknown abbey church), which has been preserved only in this manuscript. On p. 245 there is a brief historical note regarding Charlemagne’s Divisio Regnorum from 806. This note is written in the same hand as Alcuin’s Carmen 112 and contains a reference to the date of the writing: Anno dcccvi ab incarnatione domini indictione xiiii anno xxxviii regnante karolo imperatore viii idus februarii die veneris divisum est regnum illius iter filiis suis quantum unusquis post illum habet et ego alia die hoc opus perfeci. On p. 247 there is a pen trial of the antiphon Quid vobis videtur de Christo? Cuius filius est? (Hesbert, Corpus antiphonalium officii, no. 4533), the first four words of which are marked with neumes. (sno)

Online since: 12/20/2012

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 273

Parchment · 238 pp. · 14-14.5 x 12-12.5 cm · St. Gall (?) · second half of the 9th century

Composite manuscript containing, among other items, works by Columbanus, Symphosius, Claudianus and Alcuin of York

This copy from the second half of the 9th century may have been produced in St. Gall. It contains the following works: Poetae scholastici XII (incomplete); Symphosius, Enigmata; Columbanus Versus ad Hunaldum, ad Sethum, ad Fetolium; Claudianus, Giganthomachia; Alcuin of York, De dialectica; Dialogus de rhetorica et de virtutibus (with diagrams on pp. 224-236). (sno)

Online since: 12/20/2012

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 274

Parchment · 66 pp. · 19-19.5 x 25-26 cm · St. Gall (?) · middle of the 9th century

Ps.-Augustinus, Categoriae decem ex Aristotele decerptae

In this manuscript, the pseudo-Augustinian work Categoriae decem ex Aristotele decerptae bears the title Cathegoriae Aristotelis ab Augustino translatae ad filium suum Adeodatum. It is preceded by a fragment from Book 1 of the Periphyseon by Johannes Scottus Eriugena (about categories) and by verses by Alcuin of York to Charlemagne. From its inception, this copy of uncertain origin from the middle of the 9th century was designed to be glossed; the wide central column of text is surrounded by marginal glosses as well as several interlinear glosses. (sno)

Online since: 12/20/2012

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 275

Parchment · 302 pp. · 23.5 x 32 cm · West Franconian empire (Tours?) · first third of the 9th century

Alcuinus, Expositio in Iohannis evangelium

This copy of a commentary on the Gospel of John by Alcuin of York (about 730-804) was produced in the first third of the 9th century, probably in the West Franconian empire, possibly in Tours. The flyleaf shows traces of a page from Vergilius Sangallensis (Cod. Sang. 1394). (sno)

Online since: 12/20/2012

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 276

Parchment · 280 pp. · 17.2-18.2 x 24-24.5 cm · southern region of Germany (?) · second half and middle of the 9th century

Composite manuscript with theological works by Alcuin of York; also contains excerpts from Augustine’s De perfectione iustitiae hominis

The manuscript consists of two codices bound together (p. 1-149 and 150-279). The first part dates from the second half of the 9th century, the second from the middle of the 9th century. The volume was privately owned by the St. Gall Abbot Grimald (841-872); however, it was probably written not in St. Gall, but at least in part at a scriptorium in the southern region of Germany. It contains various works by Alcuin of York (about 730-804): De fide sanctae et individuae trinitatis; De trinitate et ad Fredegisum quaestiones XXVIII; De animae ratione ad Eulaliam virginem; Dialogus de rhetorica et de virtutibus (with diagrams p. 210-217); De Dialectica (with diagram p. 270). The codex further contains excerpts (chapters 2-11) from De perfectione iustitiae hominis by the Church Father Augustine (in the codex under the titel Adnotatio interrogationum caelesti pelagiani et responsionum sancti augustini). On p. 148 there is a 13th century pen trial of the alleluia Conversus Iesus ad mariam dixit ei fides tua te salvum fecit vade in pace (with neumes); on p. 218 (11th/12th century) the antiphon Conspicit in celis mens prudens Ezechielis (with neumes) as well as the responsorium Martir sancta dei quae flagrans igne fidei (without neumes). On p. 271 there is the figure of a man with sword and shield etched with a stylus; an almost identical figure can be found in Cod. Sang. 175, p. 356 (there as a pen sketch). (sno)

Online since: 12/20/2012

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 277

Parchment · 244 pp. · 20 x 15.5-16 cm · St. Gall · 9th century

Composite manuscript

Manuscript compilation with copies of Halitgar of Cambrai's "Bussbuch" (Book of Penances), a pseudo-Roman penitential book, assorted smaller texts and a copy of the moral tract frequently attributed to the church father Cyprian, De duodecim abusivis saeculi. This well-crafted copy was produced in the St. Gall scriptorium and was donated to the monastery by Abbot Grimald from his private book collection. (smu)

Online since: 12/23/2008

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 278

Parchment · 514 pp. · 25.6 x 19 cm · St. Gall · 850/880

Amalarius of Metz, De ecclesiasticis officiis libri IV

This is an unadorned copy, significant in terms of textual history, of the De ecclesiasticis officiis libri IV (also referred to as Liber officialis) by liturgist and Archbishop Amalarius of Metz († around 850); it was written at the monastery ofSt. Gall around 820, probably under Deputy-Abbot and Abbot Hartmut (872-883). Between book 3 and book 4, inserted on pages 349 to 361, the manuscript contains five letters by Amalarius of Metz to various addressees. (smu)

Online since: 12/20/2012

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 279

Parchment · 395 pp. · 28.5-29 x 20.5-21 cm · St. Gall · second half of the 9th century

Collectanea ex Augustino in epistolas Pauli

Copy of the first part of the work Collectanea ex Augustino in epistolas Pauli, a compilation of works by the church fathers (mainly those of Augustine) by the scholar Deacon Florus of Lyon († about 860), produced in the second half of the 9th century in the monastery of St. Gall, with numerous glosses written by the monk Ekkehart IV. (about 980 - 1060) in the 11th century. This volume includes commentaries on the Epistle of Paul to the Romans. (smu)

Online since: 12/23/2008

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 280

Parchment · 225 ff. · 30.4 x 21.7 cm · St. Gall · 872-883

Collectanea ex Augustino in epistolas Pauli

Copy of the Collectanea ex Augustino in epistolas Pauli, combined from works by the early Church fathers (especially Augustine) by the scholar Deacon Florus of Lyon († about 860), produced under Abbot Hartmut (872-883) in the monastery of St. Gall, with numerous glosses by the St. St. Gall monk Ekkehart IV. (about 980 -1060). This volume includes the commentaries on the two Epistles of Paul to the Thessalonians, on the two Epistles to Timothy, and on the Letter to the Hebrews. (smu)

Online since: 12/23/2008

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 281

Parchment · 562 pp. · 34-34.5 x 26.5 cm · St. Gall · 872-883

Copy of the Collectanea ex Augustino in epistolas Pauli

Copy of the Collectanea ex Augustino in epistolas Pauli, combined from works by the early Church fathers (especially Augustine) by the scholar Deacon Florus of Lyon († about 860), produced under Abbot Hartmut (872-883) in the monastery of St. Gall, with numerous glosses by the St. St. Gall monk Ekkehart IV. (about 980 -1060). This manuscript, still in its original Carolingian period binding, preserves the commentaries on both Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians. (smu)

Online since: 12/09/2008

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 282

Parchment · 206 pp. · 35.5 x 27-27.5 cm · St. Gall · middle of the 9th century

A copy of books XIII through XX of the Commentaries of Hrabanus Maurus on the Old Testament book of Jeremiah

A copy of books XIII through XX of the Commentaries of Hrabanus Maurus († 856) on the Old Testament book of Jeremiah (Expositio super Jeremiam prophetam libri viginti), produced in the middle of the 9th century on the monastery of St. Gall. (smu)

Online since: 12/09/2008

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 283

Parchment · 684 pp. · 25.5 x 19 cm · St. Gall · 9th century

Commentary of Hrabanus Maurus on the Pentateuch

A copy of the commentary of Hrabanus Maurus on the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy; also called the five books of Moses), produced in the 9th century in the abbey of St. Gall, with a scribe's verses at the end: Accipe nunc demum scripturam... (smu)

Online since: 12/23/2008

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 284

Parchment · II + 338 pp. · 23.5 x 16.8 cm · St. Gall · about 920-925

Hrabanus Maurus, Commentaries on Kings, I & II of 4 books.

A careful copy of the commentary of Hrabanus Maurus on Kings I and II, written in the monastery of St. Gall around 920/925. (smu)

Online since: 12/12/2006

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 285

Parchment · 472 ff. · 22 x 16.5-17 cm · St. Gall · first quarter of the 10th century

Commentary of Hrabanus Maurus on Kings I and II

A copy of the commentary of Hrabanus Maurus on the Old Testament books Third- and Fourth Kings, written in the Cloister of St. Gall in the first quarter of the 10th century. (smu)

Online since: 12/23/2008

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 286

Parchment · 270 pp. · 24.5 x 15-15.5 cm · Cloister of St. Emmeram in Regensburg · about 850

Hrabanus Maurus, De institutione clericorum

A copy of the work De institutione clericorum (On the institution of the clergy) by Hrabanus Maurus, most likely produced in 850 in the Cloister of St. Emmeram in Regensburg and probably obtained by Abbot Grimald (841-872), who was also Ludwig the German's royal chaplain. The manuscript also contains a letter from Charlemagne to Alcuin from 798 as well as Canon 145 of the Synod of Aachen in 816. (smu)

Online since: 12/23/2008

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 292

Parchment · 210 pp. · 11.6 x 15.2 cm · St. Gall (?) · part 1: 11th century and part 2: 11th or 12th century

Glossaria diversa

The manuscript consists of two codices bound together (part 1: pp. 1-198; part 2: pp. 199-210), written by several hands. At least the first, older part was probably produced in St. Gall. It contains various various glossaries (Latin-Latin as well as Latin-Old High German) of the Bible, of hagiographic texts (Abdias, Historica Apostolica; Sulpicius Severus, Vita S. Martini), grammatical works (Priscian, Institutio de arte grammatica; Donat, Ars grammatica), and writings by Christian authors (Prudentius; Sedulius; Sedulius Scottus, De greca), furthermore glossaries of herbs, a medical paper, and an incomplete astronomical treatise. (sno)

Online since: 12/20/2012

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 294

Parchment · 188 pp. · 19.5 x 18.0-18.2 cm · St. Gall (?) · 9th-10th century

Biblical Glossary

Latin biblical glossary (Latin terms explained in Latin), written in a Carolingian minuscule script in about 900, probably in the Abbey of St. Gall. There are numerous quill tests at the beginning and the end of the glossary. (smu)

Online since: 07/31/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 295

Parchment · II + 121 pp. · 21.7-22.0 x 15.5-16.0 cm · St Gall · 9th/10th century

Bible Glosses; Jerome, Ad Marcellam de hebraicis nominibus

Manuscript of collected texts, includes two Bible glossaries, a Psalter glossary, and a directory explaining Hebrew and Greek names, produced in about 900 at the Abbey of St. Gall. (smu)

Online since: 07/31/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 296

Parchment · 108 ff. · 20-20.2 x 15.1 cm · Mainz · about 850 and second half of the 9th century

Canonical documents from the diocese of Mainz; Jerome, Biblical Commentary; Isidore of Seville, Synonyma

A three-part composite manuscript containing texts from the 9th century: (1) Canons from the collection of the diocese of Mainz under Hrabanus Maurus, (2) a Biblical glossary, (3) a copy of the "Synonyma" by Isidore of Seville. Part 1 was apparently produced in Mainz (in about 850), the other two parts at the Abbey of St. Gall. (smu)

Online since: 07/31/2009

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 299

Parchment · 336 pp. · 22.6 x 16 cm · St. Gall · second half of the 9th century

Glossaria diversa

Compilation of various types of glossaries: Biblical glossaries, glossaries of texts by Church Fathers (such as the Letter of Jerome to Marcella or Pope Gregory the Great’s homilies on the Gospels). A Latin word from the respective text is followed by a Latin explanation or by a vernacular (Alemannic) translation. The manuscript also contains glossaries of technical terms (such as of the canons, of birds, fish, medicine, kinship terms). These glossaries, which were compiled by several monks from the monastery of St. Gall in the second half of the 9th century, are among the oldest records of the German language. The majority of the parchment pages in the first half of the manuscript are damaged at the top edge. (sno)

Online since: 12/20/2012
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