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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Gen. 1
Parchment · 71 pp. · 29 x 22.5 cm · Irland · between 688 and 713
Adamnanus de Iona, Vita Columbae

This manuscript from the island monastery of Iona (Hy) in Scotland contains the oldest and best surviving version of the biography of the Irish saint Columba, composed between 608 and 704. In this work, Adamnan, the ninth abbot of Iona, tells the life story of monastery founder Columba (Columcille in Old Irish), who lived from 519/522 to 597. This manuscript can be dated to the time between the writing of the original text and the death of Iona's Abbot (or Bishop) Dorbbene in the year 713. It is the oldest codex containing a single biography in Latin, and is among the few datable manuscripts written in the Insular script during the 7th and 8th centuries. (spe)

Online Since: 12/09/2008

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Gen. 8
Parchment · 335 ff. · 38 x 27.5 cm · Austria · around 1340
Klosterneuburger Evangelienwerk

This large-format manuscript from the 14th century contains the oldest version of an illustrated copy of the so-called Klosterneuburger Evangelienwerk, a German prose translation of the Gospels, together with the Lives of the Apostles and various Apocrypha from the New Testament. Over 400 pen and ink wash drawings, irregularly interspersed throughout the manuscript, accompany and illustrate the text. (spe)

Online Since: 12/09/2008

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 2
Parchment · 261 ff. · 36 x 25.5 cm · Schaffhausen · 1080-1096
Bibliorum sacrorum pars secunda

Part of a complete bible in four volumes, three of which have survived (Min. 2, Min. 3, Min. 4), listed in the Allerheiligen Abbey register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, f. 306v). Contents: Samuel, Kings, Chronicles. Written in two columns, by one hand, with numerous corrections on erasures. The initial I on the incipit page (f. 7v) corresponding to 24 lines, the F on the ornamental page (f. 10v) corresponding to 22 lines, and the initials with scroll ornamentation at the beginning of the individual books and prologues are executed in pen with red ink; their inner grounds are pale blues and greens, which differ from the rich colors in Min. 3 and Min. 4. Signs of wear and discoloration on f. 1r and f. 261v suggest that the manuscript remained unbound until it received its current binding in the 15th century. The wooden boards are covered with brown Cuir de Cordoue embossed with animal and plant motifs; the same motifs also decorate the perforated base plate of the two central brass bosses. (spe)

Online Since: 06/22/2017

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 3
Parchment · 284 ff. · 36 x 26 cm · Schaffhausen · 1080-1096
Bibliorum sacrorum pars tertia

Part of a complete bible in four volumes, three of which have survived (Min. 2, Min. 3, Min. 4), listed in the Allerheiligen Abbey register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, f. 306v). Contents: poetic books (Proverbs to Sirach), Tobias, Judith, Esther, Ezra, Maccabees. Written in two columns, by one hand, with contemporaneous corrections. Later marginalia and glosses by various hands attest to intensive use of the manuscript into the 14th century. The P on the ornamental page (f. 7v) corresponding to 15 lines and the initials with scroll ornamentation at the beginning of the individual books and prologues are executed in pen with red ink. As in Min. 4, their inner grounds are in rich blues and greens, which differ from the pale colors in Min. 2. 12th century Romanesque leather binding with decorative lines and two clasps. (spe)

Online Since: 06/22/2017

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 4
Parchment · 330 ff. · 35.5 x 25 cm · Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen · 1080-1096
Bibliorum sacrorum pars prima

Part of a four-volume Latin Bible in parchment, produced in the scriptorium of Allerheiligen monastery in Schaffhausen shortly after 1080. The codex has numerous initials with scroll ornaments, a page decorated with colours and gold featuring an initial V (the vision of Isaiah), and a historiated inital with scroll ornaments (the calling of Jeremiah), in which the influence of manuscripts from Reichenau can be recognized. Along with Min. 18, Min. 4 is one of the most important codices from the prime of Allerheiligen, when the monastery, founded in 1049, supported, under Abbot Siegfried (d. 1096), the reforms of Hirsau and, for this purpose established a library. (spe)

Online Since: 10/04/2011

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 6
Parchment · 399 ff. · 34 x 25.5 cm · Southwest Germany · first quarter of the 14th century
Biblia sacra

A complete Latin Bible in fine, extremely white parchment, copied and illuminated in the region of Lake Constance in the first half of the fourteenth century. Two- to eight-line framed, mostly figurated initials in colors and gold introduce the prologue and the Biblical books. At the beginning there are two illuminated pages, each with six medallions (colored pen-drawings) in which are depicted episodes from the history of Creation up to the expulsion from Eden, Noah’s ark and the sacrifice of Isaac. The manuscript is attested in Schaffhausen from the fifteenth century. Min. 6 is one of the most beautiful manuscripts of the Ministerial Library, and present a unity of parchment, script and book decoration. (spe)

Online Since: 10/04/2011

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 8
Parchment · 194 ff. · 23.5 x 16 cm · Halberstadt (?) · 10th century
Gospel Book

Gospel book in parchment, produced in the tenth century, probably in Halberstadt. The tables of canons are rendered under red arched columns, and a pen drawing depicts each evangelist on an entire page, along with his symbols. Min. 8 is one of the oldest manuscripts of the Ministerial Library; the codex is attested in the library of the monastery of Allerheiligen since 1357. (spe)

Online Since: 10/04/2011

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 11
Parchment · 208 ff. · 34.5 x 24.5 cm · All Saints, Schaffhausen · beginning of the 12th century
Hieronymus, Expositio in 12 prophetas minores, pars prima

A copy on parchment of Part 1 of the Commentaries on the Minor Prophets by Jerome. An otherwise unknown artist contributed to this manuscript, created after 1100 in the scriptorium of the monastery of Allerheiligen in Schaffhausen. The initial “I” in gold and opaque paints on the Incipt page (1v) is his work: a bear, two birds of prey, and a dog frolic among grape-covered vines; a lion tears into a rabbit, a rooster and a fox feast on the grapes, and a hunter spears a boar. The beginning of the text (4r) has been decorated by the same artist with an initial “V”, in the gold tendrils of which four animals (dragon, dog, bird of prey, deer) are artfully entwined. (spe)

Online Since: 12/19/2011

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 14
Parchment · 154 ff. · 32 x 22.5 cm · Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen · around 1100
Hieronymus

This manuscript, a copy of 59 letters by Jerome created in the scriptorium of the monastery of Allerheiligen (All Saints) in Schaffhausen, is mentioned in the supplements to the booklist of the monastery in Schaffhausen (Min. 17, f. 306v). Evidence for dating the manuscript around 1100 comes from the Romanesque binding and the style of the initials with scroll ornamentation. A note of ownership by the monastery from the year 1365 and a note that the manuscript was borrowed by Frater Jacobus Winkelshan in that same year testify to the use of the codex in the late Middle Ages. (spe)

Online Since: 12/13/2013

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 15
Parchment · 203 ff. · 39 x 27 cm · Schaffhausen · around 1100
Augustinus

This copy of Augustine’s Enarrationes in psalmos 1–50, written in two columns, is listed in the supplements to the Allerheiligen Abbey register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, f. 306v); together with Min. 16, it completes the older Min. 17. Beautiful parchment, the same layout with large margins as in Min. 16, several hands. The initials with scroll ornamentation are rather small and often are not completed. The ornate decorative capital on the incipit page (f. 1v) confirms that it was created later. Judging by its shape, the leather binding is Romanesque and was equipped with five bosses and clasps in the 14th/15th century. The handwritten note of ownership on the front pastedown and the title label on the back cover probably are from the same period. (spe)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 16
Parchment · 308 ff. · 38.5-39 x 27.5-28 cm · Schaffhausen · arounnd 1100
Augustinus

This copy of Augustine’s Enarrationes in psalmos 51-100, written in two columns, is listed in the supplements to the Allerheiligen Abbey register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, f. 306v); together with Min. 15, it completes the older Min. 17. Beautiful parchment, the same layout with large margins as in Min. 15, several hands. The I on the incipit page (f. 1r) and the Q on the page with the decorative initial (f. 3v) are executed in gold and opaque paint and are protected by sewed-on fabric. The 12th century binding was redone and historiated in the 19th century. (spe)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 17
Parchment · 309 ff. · 38 x 27.5 cm · Schaffhausen · 1080-1096
Augustinus

This copy of Augustine’s Enarrationes in psalmos 101-150 is written in two columns; several hands contributed to this manuscript. Although it is the third of three volumes, Min. 17 is older than Min. 15 and Min. 16, which complete it. The I on the incipit page (f. 1r), the E on the page with the decorative initial (f. 2v), and the initial E with scroll ornamentation on f. 1v are drawn in red and have light blue and light green inner grounds. There are red pen and ink drawings of initials with scroll ornamentation stretching over 12-15 lines at the beginnings of the psalms. The binding probably is from the 19th century. Discolorations and reinforcements on f. 1r and f. 307v suggest that the manuscript remained unbound for a while, which may explain the loss of a quire after f. 199. The great significance of Min. 17 arises from its listing in the Allerheiligen Abbey register of books from about 1100 (f. 306v), which mentions books that were acquired or were copied in the abbey’s scriptorium during the time of Abbot Siegfried (deceased 1094) and in the first years after his death. (spe)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 18
Parchment · 265 ff. · 36 x 25.5 cm · Schaffhausen · 1080-1096
Augustinus, In Johannis evangelium tractatus

A parchment copy of Augustine's treatise on the Gospel of John, which was produced shortly after 1080 in the scriptorium of the monastery of Allerheiligen in Schaffhausen. The manuscript contains numerous initials with scroll ornaments, a decorated page in colors and gold with an initial I in the margin and a historiated C (Last Supper) in gold, in which the influence of the manuscripts of Reichenau can be observed. Along with Min. 4, Min. 18 is one of the most important codices from the prime of Allerheiligen, when the monastery, founded in 1049, supported, under Abbot Siegfried (d. 1096), the reforms of Hirsau and, for this purpose established a library. (spe)

Online Since: 10/04/2011

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 19
Parchment · 294 ff. · 34 x 24 cm · around 1100
Augustinus

This copy of Augustine’s De civitate Dei, written in two columns and executed by several hands, has numerous corrections, variants and Nota monograms in the margins; it is listed in the supplements to the Allerheiligen Abbey register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, f. 306v). The volume opens with an incipit page and an ornate decorative page with the initial E in a red pen and ink drawing on a light green background. Red initials with scroll ornamentation stretching over 10-12 lines mark the beginning of individual books. A quire was lost between f. 137/138 and between f. 193/194, before this codex, like many others, received a new binding in the 15th century with metal bosses, two clasps and the title written on the front cover; as with Min. 20, Min. 24, Min. 40, Min. 53, Min. 55 and Min. 104, fragments from a 14th century necrology of Allerheiligen Abbey were used as back flyleaf and pastedown (f. 292, 293). (spe)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 20
Parchment · 103 ff. · 33.5 x 23.5 cm · Schaffhausen, Allerheiligen · 1080-1096
Augustinus

This is a meticulous copy of Augustine’s De trinitate, written in a single-column; it has an opening page and a page with a decorative initial, as well as several initials with scroll ornamentation of varying heights at the beginning of each book. The manuscript is listed in the Allerheiligen Abbey register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, f. 306v). In the 15th century this codex, like many others, received a new leather binding with metal bosses and two clasps; as with Min. 24‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ and Min. 40‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬, fragments from a 14th century necrology of All Saints Abbey were used as pastedowns and flyleaves. (spe)

Online Since: 06/23/2016

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 24
Parchment · 104 ff. · 24.5-25 x 17-17.5 cm · Schaffhausen, Allerheiligen · 1080-1096
Augustinus

This copy of a collection of authentic and spurious sermons by Augustine, written in a single-column and undecorated except for an initial with scroll ornamentation, is listed in the Allerheiligen Abbey register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, f. 306v). In the 15th century this codex, like many others, received a new leather binding with metal bosses and two clasps; fragments of a 14th century necrology were used as pastedowns. (spe)

Online Since: 06/25/2015

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 25
Parchment · 80 ff. · 24 x 17,5 cm · Schaffhausen, Allerheiligen · 1080-1096
Augustinus

This manuscript is a copy of a collection of authentic and spurious sermons by Augustine containing Collectio quinquaginta homiliarum as well as a sermon by Haymo of Halberstadt; it is written in a single-column and undecorated except for an initial with scroll ornamentation. The manuscript is listed in the Allerheiligen Abbey register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, f. 306v). In the 15th century this codex, like many others, received a new leather binding with metal bosses and a clasp as well as a title label on Ir. In the 20th century a narrow fragment of an Irish manuscript, used as a reinforcing strip, was discovered and removed. (spe)

Online Since: 06/25/2015

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 27
Parchment · 104 ff. · 21.5 x 14.5 cm · Schaffhausen, Allerheiligen · 1080-1096
Augustinus

This copy of Augustine’s De doctrina christiana was written by a single hand in one column; it has a beautiful opening page and explicit in display script. The manuscript is listed in the Allerheiligen Abbey register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, f. 306v). In the 15th century this codex, like many others, received a new leather binding with an inscribed front cover, metal bosses and a clasp, as well as a title label on 1r. (spe)

Online Since: 06/25/2015

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 28
Parchment · 78 ff. · 24.5 x 17.5 cm · Schaffhausen, Allerheiligen · 1080-1096
Augustinus

This copy of several works by Augustine was written by a single hand in one column; it has a beautiful opening page with a table of contents as well as an initial with scroll ornamentation. The manuscript is listed in the Allerheiligen Abbey register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, f. 306v). In the 15th century this codex, like many others, received a new leather binding with an inscribed front cover, metal bosses and a clasp, as well as a title label on 1r. (spe)

Online Since: 06/25/2015

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 29
Parchment · 83 ff. · 22 x 16 cm · Schaffhausen, Allerheiligen · 1080-1096
Augustinus

This single-column manuscript contains five partly incomplete texts by Augustine; it consists of two parts that clearly differ from one another, but that have been a single unit since before 1100, as can be seen from the entry in the Allerheiligen Abbey register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, f. 306v). While the second part (69 ff.) is undecorated, the first part has an incipit page and an initial with scroll ornamentation. In the 15th century this codex, like many others, received a new leather binding with an inscribed front cover, metal bosses and a clasp, as well as a title label on 1r; a fragment from a 12th century missal with neumes was used for the front pastedown. (spe)

Online Since: 06/25/2015

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