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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 494
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Franz Gaisberg’s Latin Prayer Book
Paper · 144 ff. · 11.5 x 8 cm · St. Gall, Franz Gaisberg · ca. 1477–1504
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This small-format prayer book of Franz Gaisberg, who later became Abbot of St. Gall (abbot 1504–1529), only contains prayers in Latin. It begins with a calendar (f. 1r12v) and a computistic table (f. 13r/v), followed by prayers about the passion (f. 14r29v), prayers and antiphons to Mary (f. 31r49r) and other saints (f. 49r80r), as well as to the Commune sanctorum (f. 81v83v), various other prayers (f. 83v107r), as well as the liturgy of the hours for the passion and for the souls of the deceased (f. 107v140r). There is no decoration except for initials with simple scroll ornamentation in red ink that stretch across two to four lines. (sno)
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Scarpatetti Beat Matthias von, Die Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, Bd. 2: Abt. III/2: Codices 450-546: Liturgica, 
Libri precum, deutsche Gebetbücher, Spiritualia, Musikhandschriften 9.-16. Jahrhundert. Wiesbaden 2008, S. 149-153.
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Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichnis der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 157.
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10.5076/e-codices-csg-0494 (
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