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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, N I 3:13 + 15
Parchment · 4 ff. · 31 x 22.5-23 cm · Lorsch · beginning of the 9th century
Oribasius Latinus (fragments)

Two individual bifolios with different excerpts from the work of the Greek physician Oribasius Latinus (4th century). Originally the fragments were probably from the same codex from Lorsch Abbey. They were created at the beginning of the 9th century, and in the 16th century they were used as bookbindings in the Carthusian Monastery of Basel. (stu)

Online Since: 12/14/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, N I 3:41
Parchment · 1 f. · 40 x 29 cm · Fulda · ca. 1156
Fulda Legendary

Leaf from the third volume (May-June) of a Fulda Legendary that originally consisted of six volumes, commissioned in 1156 by Rugger, monk at Frauenberg Abbey in Fulda (1176-1177 abbot of Fulda as Rugger II). This fragment contains parts of the vita of St. Athanasius and probably was written by Eberhard of Fulda. The legendary was still used in the middle of the 16th century in Fulda by Georg Witzel (1501-1573) for his Hagiologium seu de sanctis ecclesiae (Mainz 1541) as well as for his Chorus sanctorum omnium. Zwelff Bücher Historien Aller Heiligen Gottes (Köln 1554). Other fragments from this third volume are in Basel, Solothurn and Nuremberg. It shows that this volume, and at least the 6th volume (November-December) of the legendary as well, reached Basel, where both evidently were used as manuscript waste around 1580. (stb)

Online Since: 06/13/2019

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, N I 3:43
Parchment · 2 ff. · 41 x 29 + 30 cm · Fulda · ca. 1156
Fulda Legendary

Bifolio from the third volume (May-June) of a Fulda Legendary that originally consisted of six volumes, commissioned in 1156 by Rugger, monk at Frauenberg Abbey in Fulda (1176-1177 abbot of Fulda as Rugger II). This fragment contains parts of the Vita s. Waldeberti by Adso of Montier-en-Der as well as the Vita s. Macharii heremitae; probably it was written by Eberhard of Fulda. The legendary was still used in the middle of the 16th century in Fulda by Georg Witzel (1501-1573) for his Hagiologium seu de sanctis ecclesiae (Mainz 1541) as well as for his Chorus sanctorum omnium. Zwelff Bücher Historien Aller Heiligen Gottes (Köln 1554). Other fragments from this third volume are in Basel, Solothurn and Nuremberg. It shows that this volume, and at least the 6th volume (November-December) of the legendary as well, reached Basel, where both evidently were used as manuscript waste around 1580. (stb)

Online Since: 06/13/2019

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, N I 3:45
Parchment · 2 ff. · 36.5 x 30.5 + 29.5 cm · Fulda · ca. 1156
Fulda Legendary

Mutilated bifolio from the third volume (May-June) of a Fulda Legendary that originally consisted of six volumes, commissioned in 1156 by Rugger, monk at Frauenberg Abbey in Fulda (1176-1177 abbot of Fulda as Rugger II). This fragment contains parts of the vita of Boniface by Otloh of St Emmeram and was probably written by Eberhard of Fulda. The legendary was still used in the middle of the 16th century in Fulda by Georg Witzel (1501-1573) for his Hagiologium seu de sanctis ecclesiae (Mainz 1541) as well as for his Chorus sanctorum omnium. Zwelff Bücher Historien Aller Heiligen Gottes (Köln 1554). Other fragments from this third volume are in Basel, Solothurn and Nuremberg. It shows that this volume, and at least the 6th volume (November-December) of the legendary as well, reached Basel, where both evidently were used as manuscript waste around 1580. (stb)

Online Since: 06/13/2019

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, N I 3:47
Parchment · 2 ff. · 32 x 24.5 + 24.5 cm · Fulda · ca. 1156
Fulda Legendary

Bifolio from the third volume (May-June) of a Fulda Legendary that originally consisted of six volumes, commissioned in 1156 by Rugger, monk at Frauenberg Abbey in Fulda (1176-1177 abbot of Fulda as Rugger II). This fragment contains parts of the Passio sanctorum Nerei et Achillei and of the Vita s. Maximi by Lupus of Ferrières and probably  was written by Eberhard of Fulda. The legendary was still used in the middle of the 16th century in Fulda by Georg Witzel (1501-1573) for his Hagiologium seu de sanctis ecclesiae (Mainz 1541) as well as for his Chorus sanctorum omnium. Zwelff Bücher Historien Aller Heiligen Gottes (Köln 1554). Other fragments from this third volume are in Basel, Solothurn and Nuremberg. It shows that this volume, and at least the 6th volume (November-December) of the legendary as well, reached Basel, where both evidently were used as manuscript waste around 1580. (stb)

Online Since: 06/13/2019

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, N I 3:49a
Parchment · 2 ff. · 41 x 21 + 22 cm · Fulda · ca. 1156
Fulda Legendary

Mutilated bifolio from the third volume (May-June) of a Fulda Legendary that originally consisted of six volumes, commissioned in 1156 by Rugger, monk at Frauenberg Abbey in Fulda (1176-1177 abbot of Fulda as Rugger II). This fragment contains parts of the Vita s. Willehelmi confessoris (in a version not printed in this form) as well as the Vita s. Germani episcopi; probably it was written by Eberhard of Fulda. The legendary was still used in the middle of the 16th century in Fulda by Georg Witzel (1501-1573) for his Hagiologium seu de sanctis ecclesiae (Mainz 1541) as well as for his Chorus sanctorum omnium. Zwelff Bücher Historien Aller Heiligen Gottes (Köln 1554). Other fragments from this third volume are in Basel, Solothurn and Nuremberg. It shows that this volume, and at least the 6th volume (November-December) of the legendary as well, reached Basel, where both evidently were used as manuscript waste around 1580. (stb)

Online Since: 06/13/2019

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, N I 3:49b
Parchment · 2 ff. · 42 x 29 + 29 cm · Fulda · ca. 1156
Fulda Legendary

Bifolio from the third volume (May-June) of a Fulda Legendary that originally consisted of six volumes, commissioned in 1156 by Rugger, monk at Frauenberg Abbey in Fulda (1176-1177 abbot of Fulda as Rugger II). This fragment contains parts of the Passio s. Albani des Goswinus of Mainz and probably was written by Eberhard of Fulda. The legendary was still used in the middle of the 16th century in Fulda by Georg Witzel (1501-1573) for his Hagiologium seu de sanctis ecclesiae (Mainz 1541) as well as for his Chorus sanctorum omnium. Zwelff Bücher Historien Aller Heiligen Gottes (Köln 1554). Other fragments from this third volume are in Basel, Solothurn and Nuremberg. It shows that this volume, and at least the 6th volume (November-December) of the legendary as well, reached Basel, where both evidently were used as manuscript waste around 1580. (stb)

Online Since: 06/13/2019

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, N I 3:89
Parchment · 6 ff. · 21.5 x 16 cm; 19.5 x 15.5 cm · 1st quarter of the 13th century
Imperial Chronicle (“Kaiserchronik”)

The Imperial Chronicle is the most successful 12th century German text. This fragment from Basel is from the first quarter of the 13th century and contains version B in Alemannic. The remaining three bifolia - one single bifolium and one fascicle of two bifolia — had been used as binding manuscript waste; the single bifolium served as inner cover for manuscript A III 30 from the Dominican Monastery of Basel. (stu)

Online Since: 12/20/2016

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, N I 3:95c
Parchment · 2 ff. · 15.5 x 10 cm · 2nd quarter of the 14th century
David of Augsburg and the «geistlicher Palmbaum» (fragment)

This bifolium from a late Medieval mystical manuscript has been preserved as a book cover. It contains parts from the “Sieben Vorregeln” and from the “Spiegel der Tugend” by the Franciscan David of Augsburg (c. 1200-1272) as well as a section from the “Geistlicher Palmbaum” (from the “Palmbaumtraktaten”?). The fragment shows clear signs of wear due to its secondary use. (flr)

Online Since: 12/12/2019

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, N I 5:G
Parchment · 12 ff. · 47 x 33.5-34 cm · probably Basel · around 1460
Fragments from a gradual

These twelve leaves are what have survived from a large-format gradual that was produced around 1460 in the Upper Rhine region (probably in Basel); they contain chants for the mass, changing according to the liturgical year. The decoration with initials and miniatures (e.g., the birth of Christ, the entry into Jerusalem, or the depiction of the resurrection) refer to the respective liturgical holiday, whereas the initial for Ecce advenit dominator dominus wrongly depicts the presentation of Jesus at the Temple. Its decoration places this gradual in the later circle of the so-called “Vullenhoe-group”. (flr)

Online Since: 06/14/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, N I 6:14
Parchment · 1 f. · 26 x 19.6 cm · Fulda · about 910-920
Isidorus Hispalensis, Expositio in genesim (Fragment)

Probably a fragment of one of the Isidore codices from the Monastery of Fulda, which reached Basel during the 16th century, before the abduction and destruction of the library during the Thirty Years’ War. There it apparently served as a possible textual source for a planned edition of Isidore’s works. The codex was produced in Fulda around the second decade of the 10th century. In 1624 this bifolium was used as a document cover. (stb)

Online Since: 10/08/2015

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, N I 6:19
Parchment · 1 f. · 21.5 x 14 cm · Fulda · second third of the 9th century
Vita Victurii Cenomanensis (Fragment)

Fragment with hagiographic content from a Carolingian manuscript that originated in Fulda. (stb)

Online Since: 10/08/2015

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, N I 6:50
Parchment · 1 f. · 29.5 x 9/9.5 cm · East Alemannic-speaking region · around 1300
Marner; Konrad von Würzburg; Der Kanzler: Sangspruchdichtung (fragment)

These fours strips of parchment were detached from a vocabulary manuscript from the Carthusian Monastery of Basel. They had been used as reinforcing strips in the host volume. Laid out side by side, the strips constitute a part of a scroll of German Sangsprüche. The texts are nine verses by Marner, three verses by Konrad von Würzburg, and eight verses by the Kanzler. The texts were written down around 1300 in the East Alemannic speaking region; the fragments probably were repurposed only a short while later, since the host volume can be dated to 1400. (stu)

Online Since: 06/14/2018

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, N I 6:67
Parchment · 2 ff. · 22 x (13.5) cm · Fulda · first quarter of the 9th century
Salvianus, Ad ecclesiam (Fragment)

Fragment from a Salvianus manuscript, which evidently came to Basel from Fulda at the beginning of the 16th century in order to serve Johannes Sichardus in 1628 as a master copy for printing in the printshop of Henricus Petrus. The manuscript was produced in the first quarter of the 9th century in Fulda. In the second half of the 16th century it was used in Basel as manuscript waste for bindings. (stb)

Online Since: 10/08/2015

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, N I 6:69
Parchment · 1 f. · 25 x 16 cm · Fulda · first half of the 9th century
Balbus gromaticus, Expositio et ratio omnium formarum (Fragment)

Fragment of an agrimensor manuscript, which evidently came to Basel from Fulda at the beginning of the 16th century in order to serve Johannes Sichardus in 1628 as a master copy for printing in the printshop of Henricus Petrus. Poggio Bracciolini should have seen it in Fulda in 1417. The manuscript was produced in the first half of the 9th century in Fulda. In the second half of the 16th century it was used in Basel as manuscript waste for bindings. The publication of this fragment by Martin Steinmann in 1992 refuted the hypothesis, held until very recently, that the manuscript Rom, Bibliotheca Apostolica Vaticana Pal. lat. 1564 had been the model for Sichardus. (stb)

Online Since: 10/08/2015

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, N I 6:71
Parchment · 2 ff. · 23.5 x 15 (?) cm · 8th/9th century
Euporiston (fragments) / Theodorus Priscianus

Two leaves removed from the binding, from a manuscript in Rhaetian minuscule with the rounded cross-stroke of the “t”, which is considered the identifying characteristic of this script. The manuscript can be dated to the 8th/9th century. (gam/flr)

Online Since: 06/25/2015

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, O I 10
Parchment · 369 ff. · 29 x 21.5 cm · 3rd quarter of the 15th century
Composite manuscript (Theology)

This composite manuscript of theological content originally belonged to the patrician family Gossembrot of Augsburg (late 15th century); via Johannes Oporin († 1568), Eusebius Merz († 1616) and Remigius Faesch († 1667), it finally became part of the university library of Basel in 1823. Except for a single remaining woodcut, various miniatures and woodcuts pasted into the manuscript have been torn out. (stu)

Online Since: 06/22/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, O I 18
Paper · 83 ff. · 29 x 20.5-21 cm · Basel · 1471
Thüring von Ringoltingen, Story of the beautiful Melusine

Nikolaus Meyer zum Pfeil, city clerk of Basel, owned a large collection of incunabula of mostly German entertainment literature and himself copied a number of manuscripts, such as this Melusine by Thüring von Ringoltingen in 1471. The paper manuscript contains 38 colored pen and ink drawings, which apparently are by two different painters. Because sheets were lost, the current text has gaps; it is unclear whether illustrations were lost as well. (flr)

Online Since: 12/14/2017

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, O II 3
Parchment · 12 ff. · 30-30.5 x 25-25.5 cm · Fulda · second quarter of the 9th century., additions second half of the 10th century and 10th-11th century
Victorius Aquitanius cum additamentis . Carmen de ponderibus et mensuris

The 'twin codex' of Cod. 250 from the Burgerbibliothek of Bern was produced in Fulda. It remains unclear when and how this mathematical manuscript reached Bern. It seems to have left Fulda in the 10th century at the latest, as suggested by the hands of the added texts. (stb)

Online Since: 03/29/2019

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Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, O II 14
Parchment · 134 ff. · 30.5 x 22 cm · around 1100
Hrabanus Maurus, Expositio super Jeremiam prophetam, Libri XX (fragment)

This manuscript, disbound and surviving only in fragments, was used in 1543 by the printer Heinrich Petri from Basel as model for his edition of the Rabani Mauri Moguntinensis archiepiscopi commentaria in Hieremiam prophetam. Various signs from typesetting as well as traces of printing ink provide evidence for such a use. From Petri’s print shop, the manuscript became part of the collection of Remigius Fäsch and, together with the other holdings of the Museum Faesch, in 1823 it became the property of the University of Basel. The original provenance of the manuscript is not clear. (stu)

Online Since: 12/14/2017

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