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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 479
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The German Language Prayer book of Dorotea von Hof
Paper · 227 ff. · 12.5 x 10 cm · St. Gall · 1483
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
This manuscript of collected items with twelve historiated initials and prayers in the German language was written by Dorothea von Hof (1458-1501), daughter of Heinrich Ehinger and Margarethe von Kappel. The codex contains the Officium parvum BMV as well as assorted prayers (mainly Marian prayers and prayers from the Passion of Christ), the Hundert Betrachtungen ("Hundred Meditations") from the Büchlein der ewigen Weisheit ("Book of Eternal Wisdom") by Henry Suso, and prayers ascribed to Thomas Aquinas. This manuscript on paper, completed in 1483, was presumably owned by the sisters of the Dominican cloister of St. Katharina in St. Gall, of which Dorothea von Hof is listed as a patroness. (fas)
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Scarpatetti Beat Matthias von, Die Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, Bd. 2: Abt. III/2: Codices 450-546: Liturgica, 
Libri precum, deutsche Gebetbücher, Spiritualia, Musikhandschriften 9.-16. Jahrhundert. Wiesbaden 2008, S. 92-95.
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Katalog der datierten Handschriften in der Schweiz in lateinischer Schrift vom Anfang des Mittelalters bis 1550, 
Bd. III: Die Handschriften der Bibliotheken St. Gallen-Zürich, bearbeitet von Beat Matthias von Scarpatetti, Rudolf Gamper 
und Marlis Stähli, Dietikon-Zürich 1991, Nr. 100, S. 39.
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Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 154.
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10.5076/e-codices-csg-0479 (
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