Boner, Ulrich (1280-1350)
The Edelstein contained in this manuscript consists of 100 fables, composed around 1330 by the Bernese Dominican Ulrich Boner; the fables were taken from various Latin sources and were translated by Boner into Swiss Dialect. The script and the typical characteristics of the layout with spaces for never-executed illustrations indicate a work from the late phase (approximately about 1455-1460) of Diebold Lauber's workshop in Hagenau in Alsace, a work that had been prepared to be completed at the request of a buyer.
Online Since: 12/13/2013
Manuscript compilation containing a collection of fables (Ulrich Boner's Edelstein), decorated with simple pen drawings, farcical stories – preserved only here – by the so-called "Swiss Anonymous" as well as chronicle notes on the history of Zurich and Glarus.
Online Since: 12/12/2006
- Boner, Ulrich: Der Edelstein (1a-89a)
Incipit: bilich das sin im gebrist / gittigkeit wirt niemer guͦ
Explicit: / des sicht män dich in Rúwen stan / Also hat dis buͦch ein ende / got v́ns sin goͤttlichen segen send / amen.
- Arx, Ildefons von (Librarian) | Arx, Ildefons von (Author) | Arx, Ildefons von (Scribe) | Boner, Ulrich (Author) | Hauntinger, Johann Nepomuk (Former possessor) | Rudolf, Mad (Author) | Schweizer, Anonymus (Author) | Tschudi, Aegidius (Scribe) | Tschudi, Aegidius (Former possessor) Found in: Standard description
This undecorated manuscript in Swabian–Alemannic was written by two hands and contains numerous German-language ascetic-mystical texts, among them the treatise De contemptu mundi (pp. 3−6), various sermons (pp. 7-33), salutations to Mary, prayers, exempla and sentences by church teachers (pp. 33-46), the legend of St. George (pp. 69-105), the first eight fables from the collection Edelstein by Ulrich Boner (pp. 116-129), the treatise Die besessene Schwester Agnes (pp. 131-215), and a mention of the ten commandments, each accompanied by a humorous rhyme (p. 108). The manuscript probably originated in the convent of the female Capuchins of the third order in Wonnenstein near Teufen; it became part of the Abbey Library of St. Gall in 1782 (cf. Cod. Sang. 1285, p. 12).
Online Since: 10/08/2015
- Aristoteles (Author) | Boner, Ulrich (Author) | Heinrich von Neustadt (Author) | Seneca, Lucius Annaeus (Author) Found in: Standard description