St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 210
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. 25.
Manuscript title: , Moralia in Iob (Libb. XXXII-XXXV).
Place of origin: St. Gall
Date of origin: Saec. VIII-IX.
Support: Parchment has many holes.
Extent: Foll. 129
Format: ca. 285 x 185-190 mm.
Foliation: Paginated 1-254, with the first and last folios pasted to the covers and left unnumbered.
Collation: Gatherings usually of eight, with flesh-side outside, signed with uncial or minuscule letters in the middle of the lower margin of the last page (on pp. 231 and 247, which are first pages of quires, the signature of the preceding quire has been wrongly repeated).
Page layout: (215-225 x ca. 150 mm) in 24-27 long lines. Ruling before folding, on flesh- or hair-side, 4 bifolia at a time, with the direct impression on the outer bifolium. Double bounding lines enclose the text. Prickings in the outer margin guided ruling.
Writing and hands:
- Punctuation: pauses marked by the medial comma; other points added.
- Abbreviations include b;, q; = bus, que; au (and auꞇ) = autem; = bis; bꞇ = bunt; ei' = eius; ee = esse; fec = fecit; , ꝳ (and with looped cross-stroke) = men, mus; = non; nr, ni and nri, etc. = noster, -ri, etc.; nc = nunc; om = omnes; ꝑ, , p; = per, prae, pus; ꝙ̄, q̍, ꝙ, (and q) = quem, qui, quod; , r̄, s̄ = rum, runt, sunt; sic = sicut; ꞇ = tur; u = uel.
- Ink dark brown.
- Script is roundish minuscule of the Alemannic type: ɑ is more frequent than a; z is tall; the nt-ligature occurs often in mid-word; Ɛ is used for hard and soft ti; noteworthy is the ligature ra with the shoulder of r descending to form the right-hand stroke of a.
- Colophons and headings in hollow or elongated capitals or in capitals mixed with uncial.
- Biblical quotations are in uncial.
- Simple black initials show the leaf motif.
Origin of the manuscript: Written apparently at St. Gall, to judge by the script. The familiar ex-libris lib' sci galli (saec. XIII) stands on p. I.