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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek

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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. 4
Parchment · 330 ff. · 35.5 x 25 cm · All Saints, 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
Evangeliar

Evangelary 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 · All Saints, 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. 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. 20
Parchment · 103 ff. · 33.5 x 23.5 cm · Schaffhausen, All Saints · 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 All Saints 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, All Saints · 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 All Saints Abbey register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, 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, All Saints · 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 All Saints Abbey register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, 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, All Saints · 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 All Saints Abbey register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, 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, All Saints · 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 All Saints Abbey register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, 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, All Saints · 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 All Saints Abbey register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, 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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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 31
Parchment · 92 ff. · 20.5 x 14.5 cm · Schaffhausen, All Saints · 1080-1096
Augustinus

This single-column copy of five texts by Augustine is undecorated except for an initial with scroll ornamentation; the manuscript is listed in the All Saints Abbey register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, 306v). In the 19th century this codex received a new binding using the original Romanesque wooden boards. (spe)

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 32
Parchment · 151 ff. · 21 x 14 cm · Schaffhausen, All Saints · 1080-1096
Augustinus

This copy of two texts by Augustine is written in a single column, mostly undecorated but very carefully executed; the manuscript is listed in the All Saints Abbey register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, 306v). Particular mention should be made of the original Romanesque binding from the time of the creation of the manuscript; only the spine was covered with parchment in the 19th century, as in the case of Min. 34. (spe)

Online Since: 06/25/2015

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 33
Parchment · 110 ff. · 18.5 x 12.5 cm · Schaffhausen, All Saints · around 1100
Augustinus, Alcuinus

This single-column manuscript contains, in addition to two works by Augustine, the All Saints Abbey Library’s only copy of a work by Alcuin (commentary on Genesis); the manuscript is listed in the All Saints Abbey register of books from about 1100 as an addendum (Min. 17, 306v). The display script in the beginning, the three initials with scroll ornamentation, and the incipit page of the Genesis commentary stylistically suggest a later origin. Particular mention should be made of the original period Romanesque binding; only the labels on the spine are a later addition. (spe)

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 34
Parchment · 95 ff. · 22.5 x 17 cm · Tours · middle of the 9th century
Augustinus

The very worn and soiled pages 1r and 88v suggest that this single-column, mostly undecorated copy of Augustine’s Enchiridion, produced in Tours in the 9th century, was for a long time used unbound. It probably received its first binding in the 12th century in Schaffhausen; at that time, the missing final part of the text was added on a double leaf (89-90) at the end. This is the only known manuscript from Tours in the library of All Saints Abbey; it is listed in the abbey’s register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, 306v). The Romanesque binding has been largely preserved; only the flyleaves and pastedowns were replaced in the 19th century and, as with Min. 32‬‬, the spine was covered with parchment. (spe)

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 35
Parchment · 126 ff. · 22 x 15 cm · Schaffhausen, All Saints · 1080-1096
Augustinus

This copy of texts and letters by Augustine is written in a single column and is undecorated except for two initials with scroll ornamentation; the manuscript is listed in the All Saints Abbey register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, 306v). The period table of contents (1r) underscores the unity of the manuscript, to the writing of which numerous hands contributed. Particular mention should be made of the Romanesque binding, which has been preserved without later alterations. (spe)

Online Since: 06/25/2015

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Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Ministerialbibliothek, Min. 36
Parchment · 128 ff. · 22.5 x 16.5 cm · Schaffhausen, All Saints · 1080-1096
Augustinus, Isidorus

Numerous hands participated in the creation of this single-column, undecorated manuscript for regular use; it contains texts by Augustine and Isidore of Seville. The writing material was parchments of differing quality, some of which were reused. The manuscript is listed in the All Saints Abbey register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, 306v). In the 15th century this codex, like many others, received a new leather binding with metal bosses and two clasps; a fragment from a 12th century missal with neumes was used for the rear pastedown. (spe)

Online Since: 06/25/2015

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