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Zofingen, Stadtbibliothek

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Zofingen, Stadtbibliothek, Pa 31
Paper · 136 ff. · 28 x 20 cm · Lucerne (?) · 1420s (?)

This manuscript of the 'chess book', an allegorical treatment of the social order based on the game of chess, originated during the 1420s, probably in Lucerne. 24 ink-wash drawings show representatives of various social positions.

Online Since: 07/31/2009

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Zofingen, Stadtbibliothek, Pa 32
Parchment · 296 ff. · 27 x 21 cm · St. Gall · second third of the 9th century
Isidorus Hispalensis, Etymologiarum sive originum libri; De natura rerum

The "Etymologies" of Isidore of Seville appears in this St. Gall manuscript from the second third of the 9th century, which is characterized by reorgainizations of the text as well as numerous corrections and additions made during the same period. The schematic drawings are in color, and the flyleaf contains a fragment with Anglo-Saxon minuscule from the end of the 8th century.

Online Since: 07/31/2009