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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek 504
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Schlatt, Eisenbibliothek 1
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Sion/Sitten, Médiathèque du Valais 2
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

Country Location, Library Manuscripts
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: 46, displayed: 21 – 40

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. C 98 (on long-term loan in the Abbey Library of St. Gall Abbey)

Parchment · 68 ff. · 18-19.4 x 14.0 cm · St. Gall · 11th century

Notker Labeo: Rhetorica.

Compilation of numerous Latin writings of the St. St. Gall monk Notker the German († 1022), among them the works "Distributio" (concerning the boundary between grammar and logic), "De dialectica" and "De rhetorica". Produced in the monastery of St. Gall in the first half of the 11th century. (smu)

Online since: 04/26/2007

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. C 100 (on long-term loan in the Abbey Library of St. Gall Abbey)

Parchment · 89 ff. · 21.2 x 12.2 cm · St. Gall · 14th century

Gualterus de Castellane: Alexandreis

Paleographically significant copy of the "Alexandreis" by Walter of Chatillon, produced in the 14th century in the monastery of St. Gall. This long but much-read work by the French theologian Gautier of Chatillon (1135-1201) depicts the life of Alexander the Great in Latin hexameter. The manuscript later served as the basis of an "Edition" by the St. St. Gall monk Athanasius Gugger (1608-1669), entitled "Gualterus de Castellione Phil. Alexandris sive gesta Alexandri magni libris X comprehens ex veteribus manuscriptis bibliothecarum S. Galli", printed in 1659 by the St. Gallen cloister press. (smu)

Online since: 12/20/2007

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. C 101 (on long-term loan in the Abbey Library of St. Gall Abbey)

Paper · 178 ff. · 21.2 x 14.5 cm · St. Gall · 15th century

Gallus Kemli: Diversarius multarum materiarum (lateinische und deutsche Stücke)

Manuscript compilation by the wandering monk of St. Gallen, Gall Kemli († 1481) with a wide variety of copied texts and original compositions in Latin and German languages (Diversarius multarum materiarum), for instance: recipes for medicines, instructions in liturgical song, exorcism, scribal rules, indulgences, etc. Affixed into the manuscript are twelve colored single page prints from the 15th century, which are valuable–in some cases unique–exemplars in the history of European printing. (smu)

Online since: 04/26/2007

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. C 106 (on long-term loan in the Abbey Library of St. Gall Abbey)

Paper · 279 ff. · 21 x 16 cm · St. Gall · 1523/24

Lectures of Vadian, taken down in writing by Fridolin Sicher

Lectures of the St. Gallen reformer Joachim Vadian from 1523/24: a) on the Lives of the Apostles and, b) on his geographic work "Epitome trium terrae habitatae partium", taken down in writing by Fridolin Sicher (1490-1546) of Bischofszell, who worked at the Cloister of St. Gall as calligrapher and church organist. (smu)

Online since: 12/20/2007

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. C 121 (on long-term loan in the Abbey Library of St. Gall Abbey)

Parchment · 206 ff. · 18.8 x 15.2 cm · St. Gall · 11th century

Collected Works: Isidore, Notker, Bede

Manuscript compilation from the 11th century containing some Latin-Old High German works by the St. St. Gall monk Notker the German († 1022). Also includes the works "Quid sit syllogismus", "De partibus logicae", and "De materia artis rhetoricae". In the last section of the manuscript: a copy of the Commentaries of the Venerable Bede "Super epistolas catholicas expositio" (upon the seven catholic letters) from the 11th century. (smu)

Online since: 04/26/2007

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. C 125

Parchment · 88 ff. · 19 x 13 cm · southern German region · 13th century, first half

Petrus Alfonsi, Dialogus

The present Codex contains the complete text of the Dialogus (ca. 1110–1120) of Petrus Alfonsi, a converted Jew from Huesca (since 1096 Kingdom of Aragon). The Dialogus is a polemic and apologetic work, introducing (for the time) innovative, in view of the author «rational» argumentation against Jewish religion and Islam. The work spread quickly and had significant influence on Christian polemics especially in the 13th and 14th century. (sen)

Online since: 03/22/2012

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. C 129 (on long-term loan in the Abbey Library of St. Gall Abbey)

Parchment · 106 ff. · 20.0 x 18.8 cm · St. Gall · 11th century

Copies of assorted works: Liber Hermeneumatum; genealogy of Charlemagne; Pseudo-Seneca etc.

Manuscript compilation from the 9th century from the monastery of St. Gall containing, among other items, the "Liber Hermeneumatum" (a biblical glossary organized after the order of the books of the bible), a genealogy from Charlemagne to Ludwig the German and to the year 867; includes one of the oldest copies of a fictional exchange of letters between the Roman philosopher Seneca and the Apostle Pau (the so-called Pseudo-Seneca-Briefwechsel) as well as a sample letter ascribed to the St. St. Gall monk Notker Balbulus († 912). (smu)

Online since: 12/20/2007

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. C 150 (on long-term loan in the Abbey Library of St. Gall Abbey)

Paper · 157 ff. · 16.0 x 11.3 cm · St. Gall · 15th century

Gallus Kemly, monk of St. Gall: Collectanea

Manuscript of collected works ("Collectanea") penned by and part of the personal collection of the wandering monk of St. Gall, Gall Kemli († 1481). It includes mainly texts with theological-philosophical, astronomical and medical content, but also, for example, recipes against lice, fleas, and worms, and a text about the fish and crustaceans inhabiting various bodies of water in Switzerland and southern Germany, together with advice on the best times to catch them and ways to prepare them. (smu)

Online since: 04/26/2007

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. D 74 (on long-term loan in the Abbey Library of St. Gall Abbey)

Paper · 423 pp. · 20 x 16 cm · St. Gall, Abbey Library · 1633

Exhortationes et collationes sabbathinae cum fratribus junioribus habitae

Sermons and admonitions by the novice master of the monastery of St. Gall (P. Anton Widenmann?) to his "Fratres juniores" (monks in the period between their entry to the cloister/profession of vocation and their ordination to the priesthood) from the year 1633, probably taken down by Brother Chrysostomus Stipplin (1609-1672).. (smu)

Online since: 04/26/2007

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. D 76 (on long-term loan in the Abbey Library of St. Gall Abbey)

Paper · 4 + 572 ff. · 22 x 16.5 cm · St. Gall · 1637-73

A collection of Latin poems, epigrams, etc. by St. St. Gall monks, compiled by P. Uodalrich Aichhaim. Vol. I

Volume 1 in a series originally consisting of eight volumes by the St. St. Gall monk P. Ulrich Aichhaim (1626-1675): collection of "Carmina heroica seu epica" from the year 1673 containing, among many other texts, descriptions of various countries of Europe in verse, poems about numerous saints and two printed poetic compositions by the Reformed St. Gallen rector David Wetter: Poemata for the St. Gallen City Physician Sebastian Schobinger (1579-1652) on the occasion of the new year, "Sangallas", description of the city of St. Gall in Latin verse. (smu)

Online since: 12/20/2007

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. D 76a (on long-term loan in the Abbey Library of St. Gall Abbey)

Paper · 352 ff. · 22 x 16.5 cm · St. Gall · 1637-73

Collection of Latin poetry, epigrams, etc. by St. St. Gall monks, compiled by P. Uodalrich Aichhaim, Vol. II

Volume 2 in a series originally consisting of eight volumes by the St. St. Gall monk P. Ulrich Aichhaim (1626-1675): including 1) Verses from St. Gall on the birth of Christ and the births of prominent historical figures in the realms of politics, the church, science and literature, 2) so-called "Aggratulationes" (congratulatory addresses) for individuals in responsible positions in the monastery of St. Gall (abbots, deacons, subpriors, officials, professors and teachers) with anagrams, chronograms from the time of Abbot Pius Reher (1630-1654) and Gallus Alt (1654-1687), compiled from previously collected single sheets in the year 1673, most of which are in Latin, but some of which are in Greek or Hebrew. (smu)

Online since: 12/20/2007

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. D 76b (on long-term loan in the Abbey Library of St. Gall Abbey)

Paper · 491 ff. · 22 x 16.5 cm · St. Gall · 1637-73

Collecton of Latin poetry, epigrams, etc. by St. St. Gall monks, compiled by P. Uodalrich Aichhaim, Vol. III

Volume 3 in a series originally consisting of eight volumes by St. St. Gall monk P. Ulrich Aichhaim (1626-1675): the so-called "Affixiones", a thematically ordered exposition of heraldic devices by a combination of words (verses) and illustrations (of heraldic devices, which are no longer present) assembled by students of the cloister school of St. Gall from the writings of St. Gallen Friars Constatinius Pfiffer, Johannes Geiger, Ahtnasius Gugger, Chrysosotmus Stipplin, Basilius Renner, Jacob bon Tschernemell and Simon von Freiburg, with, among other devices, those of St. Gallen's founding patron St. Gallus and of Otmar. (smu)

Online since: 12/20/2007

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. D 76c (on long-term loan in the Abbey Library of St. Gall Abbey)

Paper · 456 ff. · 22 x 16.5 cm · St. Gall · 1637-73

Collecton of Latin poetry, epigrams, etc. by St. St. Gall monks, compiled by P. Uodalrich Aichhaim, Vol. IV

Volume 4 in a series originally consisting of eight volumes by St. St. Gall monk P. Ulrich Aichahaim (1626-1675): poems and epigrams for various high holy days, Marian feast days, and saints' days, composed by monks from the monastery of St. Gall, some during the last third of the 16th, but most during the 17th century. Examples also include elaborate "New Year's Exhortations" by abbots of St. Gall and printed verses by St. St. Gall monk Johannes Ruostaller, composed while he was studying in Dillingen in 1565, compiled in the year 1673. (smu)

Online since: 12/20/2007

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. D 77 (on long-term loan in the Abbey Library of St. Gall Abbey)

Paper · 416 ff. · 22 x 16.5 cm · St. Gall · 1655

Collection of Latin poetry, epigrams, etc. by St. St. Gall monks, compiled by P. Uodalrich Aichhaim, Vol. VI

Volume 6 in a series originally consisting of eight volumes by St. St. Gall monk P. Ulrich Aichhaim (1626-1675): declamations and speeches, composed mainly by St. St. Gall monks during the late 16th and first half of the 17th century, some the product of rhetorical classes in the monastery of St. Gall, others produced for festive occasions, compiled in 1655. Contents of this volume include speeches, epitaphs, a fictional letter about Herod's the bloodbath of the holy innocents, verses about Gallus's exorcism of Fridiburga, daughter of the Duke Gunzo of the Allemans, and twelve extensive meditations on the life of Christ, composed by Mayor of Villingen Ferdinand von Freiburg, father of St. St. Gall monk Simon von Freiburg. (smu)

Online since: 12/20/2007

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. D 77b (on long-term loan in the Abbey Library of St. Gall Abbey)

Paper · 391 ff. · 22 x 16.5 cm · St. Gall · 1637-73

Collection of Latin poetry, epigrams, etc. by St. St. Gall monks, compiled by P. Uodalrich Aichhaim, Vol. VIII

Volume 8 in a series originally consisting of eight volumes by St. St. Gall monk P. Ulrich Aichahaim (1626-1675): the major portion of this volume contains verses by St. St. Gall monks for, among other events, the translation festivities surrounding the transfer of the remains of Saints Anthony and St. Theodorus from the catacombs to St. Gall in 1654, poetry dedicated to the respective saints on their feast days, verses about the most important European rulers and nations during the Thirty Years War, and fictional grave inscriptions for St. Gallen abbots and monks, compiled in the year 1673. (smu)

Online since: 12/20/2007

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. D 147 (on long-term loan in the Abbey Library of St. Gall Abbey)

Paper · 427 ff. · 20 x 16 cm · St. Gall · 1660

Collection of oratory practice pieces in Latin by novices at the monastery of St. Gall, 1660

Oratory practice pieces in Latin by novices at the monastery of St. Gall (fratres studiosi), dedicated as a "Festschrift" for the name day of St. Gallen Abbot-Bishop Gallus Alt, 1660/61. (smu)

Online since: 12/20/2007

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. D 155 (on long-term loan in the Abbey Library of St. Gall Abbey)

Paper · 371 ff. · 21 x 16 cm · St. Gall · about 1677-91

Latin homilies on New Testament texts, preached by a monk from St. Gall

Latin homilies by a St. St. Gall monk, delivered in various churches in the territory of the Fürstabtei (Bishop's Abbey) of St. Gall between 1674 and 1691. (smu)

Online since: 12/20/2007

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. D 199 (on long-term loan in the Abbey Library of St. Gall Abbey)

Paper · 181 pp. · 15 x 10 cm · Dillingen on the Danube · 1577

Latin Poems, composed at the Academy in Dillingen

Latin poems of praise honoring the Augsburg Bishop Marquard von Berg, written in 1577 by students from the monastery of St. Gall who were attending the Jesuit University of Dillingen on the Danube, where the Benedictine monks from St. Gall frequently studied during that period. (smu)

Online since: 12/20/2007

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. D 217 (on long-term loan in the Abbey Library of St. Gall Abbey)

Paper · 174 + 4 + 22 ff. · 15 x 9 cm · 1661

Psalterium gloriosissimae virginia Mariae olim a sancto Bonaventura editum, nunc a monachis Sancti Galli in Graecam linguam translatum ... 1661.

"Festschrift" from the monastery of St. Gall: translation of the Marian psalter into Greek by monks at St. Gall in the year 1661. (smu)

Online since: 12/20/2007

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. D 219 (on long-term loan in the Abbey Library of St. Gall Abbey)

Paper · 371 ff. · 15 x 10 cm · St. Gall · 16th/17th centuries

Collection of works: Latin poetry from P. Chrysostomus Stipplin; Latin translation of Psalm 91

Composite volume from the monastery of St. Gall with bound printed texts from the 16th century: 1) Berhnard Legner, Septem psalmi poenitentiales, Mainz 1576, dedicated to St. Gallen Abbot Otmar Kunz (1564-1577); 2) Johannes Hartmann, De dulcissima sententia Davidis, o.J., dedicated to St. Gallen Abbot Joachim Opser (1577-1594); 3) Wolfgang Betulanus, Rudimenta doctrinae christianae, Konstanz 1592; 4) Portion in manuscript form: copy of Psalm 91, produced by Georg Balticus, the son of noble family of Ulm, dedicated in 1595 to St. Gallen Abbot Bernhard Müller (1594-1630); 5) Portion in manuscript: Latin verses by St. St. Gall monk P. Chrysostomus Stipplin (1609-1672) for all the saints' feast days of the year, in calendar order. Among them are also numerous verses about St. Gallen's patron saints and highly respected abbots and monks from the monastery of St. Gall. (smu)

Online since: 12/20/2007
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