St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 110
Lowe Elias Avery, Codices Latini Antiquiores. A palaeographical guide to latin manuscripts prior to the ninth century. Part VII: Switzerland, Oxford 1956 (Osnabrück 1982), p. 21.
- Breviarum Apostolorum
- , 'Explanatio in libro psalmorum' etc.
Place of origin: Verona
Date of origin: Saec. VIII-IX.
Support: Parchment unusually clean and well prepared.
Extent: Foll. 142.
Format: 280 x 205 mm
Collation: Gatherings of eight (now out of order and some leaves missing), signed in the centre of the lower margin of the last page with unusually small Roman numerals or uncial letters (VII-XIII, L-S, III-V).
Page layout: (217 x 122 mm.) in 17 long lines (as in the kindred MS. Paris Lat. 10457+10616). Ruling before folding, on the hair-side, 4 bifolia at a time, with the direct impression on the outside bifolium. Double bounding lines in both margins. Prickings on the outer bounding lines.
Writing and hands:
- Script is a firm, regular, and stately Caroline minuscule of the same type, if not by the same hand, as MS. Paris Lat, 10457+10616 (C.L.A., V. 601): a has two forms; f is half-uncial; the form of g with its flat and longish top is characteristic; o_ occurs in mid-word.
- Punctuation: the main pause is marked by the comma, lesser pauses by the medial point or virgula or .⸍
- Accents over some monosyllables.
- Abbreviations include the normal forms of Nomina Sacra and b; = bus, q; = que; ƀ = bis; ē = est; iħl = israel; ms, m’ = meus, mus; nr (also nēr, an Italian ear-mark, on pp. 447, 519), nri = noster, -ri; σɣ = orum; ꝑ, p, ꝓ = per, prae, pro; qm and qnm = quoniam; s = sunt; ꞇ, ꞇ̉ = ter, tus.
- Colophons and headings in red uncial; some first lines in black uncial.
- Initials, coloured red, yellow, green, and violet, are very neatly drawn and use the leaf motif; a coloured diagram from Isidorus, De natura rerum, is seen on p. 514
- Ink dark brown or black.
Additions: The entry hic deest initium is seen at the top of p. 511 (saec. XII). The Greek alphabet on pp. 381/382 is transcribed (saec. XV).
Origin of the manuscript: Written doubtless at Verona, probably in the time of Bishop Egino (A. D. 796-799), along with MSS. Berlin Phill. 1676 (the Egino homiliary), Paris Lat. 10457+10616, and Carlsruhe Aug. II, III, IV.