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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 930 : Grimlaicus, Waldregel

Grimlaicus
This manuscript contains as its main text (pp. 1-199) the so-called Waldregel, an Early Modern High German translation of the Regula solitariorum (rule for hermits), which was written in the 9th or 10th century by the monk Grimlaicus, who probably was from Lorraine. The Waldregel is supplemented by further texts on the topic of the hermit’s life and poverty: pp. 199–256 Hie vachet an ain ander buoch ainsidelliches lebens vnd von siner bewaerung …, Inc....

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1720 : Sacrarium Sancti Galli, Vol. III: consecration of churches, chapels, altars and bells in the territory of the Princely Abbey of Saint Gall

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This volume is written primarily in Latin; in the first part (pp. 1-480) it contains information about the consecration of churches, chapels, altars and bells at St. Gall Abbey and in the territory of the “Alte Landschaft” (a subject territory of St. Gall Abbey) (pp. 1-187), in the Thurgau (pp. 188-263), in the Rhine Valley (pp. 264-309), and in the Toggenburg (pp. 310-457); furthermore about the churches in the urban area of St. Gall, St....

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 534 : Directorium perpetuum ecclesie sancti Galli, Series prima, Regulae 3–10

Franz Gaisberg, Fridolin Sicher, Ildefons Von Arx, Nikolaus Bertschi & Johannes Cuontz
The Directorium perpetuum of the monastery of St. Gall, commissioned by Abbot Franz von Gaisberg (1504–1529), consists of seven volumes (Cod. Sang. 533–539). A total of 36 regulae contain the liturgical rules for the Liturgy of the Hours for all possible annual calendars, due to the variable date of Easter. Each rule begins with Epiphany; the rules for the holidays of the Christmas season until the Vigil of Epiphany (which do not depend on the...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 538 : Directorium perpetuum ecclesie sancti Galli, Series prima, Regulae 32–36

Fridolin Sicher, Franz Gaisberg & Ildefons Von Arx
The Directorium perpetuum of the monastery of St. Gall, commissioned by Abbot Franz von Gaisberg (1504–1529), consists of seven volumes (Cod. Sang. 533–539). A total of 36 regulae contain the liturgical rules for the Liturgy of the Hours for all possible annual calendars, due to the variable date of Easter. Each rule begins with Epiphany; the rules for the holidays of the Christmas season until the Vigil of Epiphany (which do not depend on the...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1903 : Breviary (Diurnal), Dominican

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Dominican breviary for nuns, probably written in Southern Germany. The script and decoration follow 14th century models, but the presence of the saints St. Vincent Ferrer (canonized 1453/54) and St. Catherine of Siena (canonized 1461) suggest an origin not before the second half of the 15th century. Numerous initials with gold leaf and scroll ornamentation, illuminated borders on p. 21 and 168 (two dogs, misericordia and Justicia, hunting a stag, Verbum patris). This volume is...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1006 : Prayers on the Passion, liturgical plays, prayers and poems

Hans Konrad Haller
The five parts of this manuscript were written by various scribes, among them the St. Gall Conventual Hans Conrad Haller (1486–1525), who was calligrapher, priest and, from 1523 until 1525, librarian of the monastery of St. Gall; he wrote various works such as a missal and other spiritual literature, as well as a life of Notker Balbulus. In Cod. Sang. 1006 Haller frequently left colophons, e.g., on p. 531 and p. 540. The five parts...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1908 : Spiritual sermons and speeches; Der Mönch von Heilsbronn, Das Buch von den sechs Namen des Fronleichnams

Magnus Albertus, Carl Johann Greith & Von Heilsbronn Mönch
This manuscript contains the 14 so-called Hermetschwiler Predigten on pp. 1-140; it is a 13th century cycle of sermons in High Alemannic, for which this manuscript is the only textual witness. The text is defective in the beginning and at the end. This is followed on pp. 141-214 by the German-language treatise on Corpus Christi by the “Mönch von Heilsbronn”, a monk from the Cistercian Heilsbronn Abbey located between Nuremberg and Ansbach, who probably lived...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 67 : Epistolae Pauli with Glossa ordinaria

Venerabilis Beda
Copy of the Pauline Epistles with the Glossa ordinaria: Epistle to the Romans (pp. 3–44), First Epistle to the Corinthians (pp. 44–78), Second Epistle to the Corinthians (pp. 78–106), Epistle to the Galatians (pp. 106–121), Epistle to the Ephesians (pp. 121–136), Epistle to the Philippians (pp. 136–146), Epistle to the Colossians (pp. 146–156), First Epistle to the Thessalonians (pp. 156–164), Second Epistle to Timothy (pp. 165–172), Epistle to Titus (pp. 172–177), Epistle to Philemon (pp....

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1902 : Psalter/Breviary, Dominican

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Psalter/Breviary for a Dominican women’s convent. On pp. 1-12 it contains a calendar of saints with many female saints and several rare saints. The presence of saints from St. Gall and Constance suggests that the volume was created in the Diocese of Constance. On pp. 390-393 there are instructions for prayer in German. Noteworthy are thirteen miniatures and initials in gold leaf. This volume is from the convent of Dominican nuns of St. Katharina auf...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 931 : Grimlaicus, Waldregel

Grimlaicus
This manuscript contains as its main text (pp. 1-180) the so-called Waldregel, an Early Modern High German translation of the Regula solitariorum (rule for hermits), which was written in the 9th or 10th century by the monk Grimlaicus, who probably was from Lorraine. The Waldregel is supplemented by further texts on the topic of the hermit’s life and poverty: pp. 180–222 Hie fachet an ein ander buoch von der bewerung einsidliches lebens …, Inc. Die...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 319 : Petrus Lombardus, Commentaria in psalmos

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Incomplete copy of Peter Lombard’s commentary on the Psalms (on Ps 80-150). The first half (quires 1-27) is missing. The decoration is limited to red paragraph initials. The initials planned for subdividing the Psalter (Ps 101, 109) were not executed.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 536 : Directorium perpetuum ecclesie sancti Galli, Series prima, Regulae 18–25

Nikolaus Bertschi, Fridolin Sicher, Ildefons Von Arx & Franz Gaisberg
The Directorium perpetuum of the monastery of St. Gall, commissioned by Abbot Franz von Gaisberg (1504–1529), consists of seven volumes (Cod. Sang. 533–539). A total of 36 regulae contain the liturgical rules for the Liturgy of the Hours for all possible annual calendars, due to the variable date of Easter. Each rule begins with Epiphany; the rules for the holidays of the Christmas season until the Vigil of Epiphany (which do not depend on the...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 535 : Directorium perpetuum ecclesie sancti Galli, Series prima, Regulae 11–17

Nikolaus Bertschi, Franz Gaisberg, Fridolin Sicher & Ildefons Von Arx
The Directorium perpetuum of the monastery of St. Gall, commissioned by Abbot Franz von Gaisberg (1504–1529), consists of seven volumes (Cod. Sang. 533–539). A total of 36 regulae contain the liturgical rules for the Liturgy of the Hours for all possible annual calendars, due to the variable date of Easter. Each rule begins with Epiphany; the rules for the holidays of the Christmas season until the Vigil of Epiphany (which do not depend on the...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 537 : Directorium perpetuum ecclesie sancti Galli, Series prima, Regulae 26–31

Fridolin Sicher, Franz Gaisberg & Ildefons Von Arx
The Directorium perpetuum of the monastery of St. Gall, commissioned by Abbot Franz von Gaisberg (1504–1529), consists of seven volumes (Cod. Sang. 533–539). A total of 36 regulae contain the liturgical rules for the Liturgy of the Hours for all possible annual calendars, due to the variable date of Easter. Each rule begins with Epiphany; the rules for the holidays of the Christmas season until the Vigil of Epiphany (which do not depend on the...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 939 : Varia theologica

Ildefons Von Arx, De Frimaria Henricus & De Langenstein Henricus
This codex, written by several scribes, contains theological writings very different from one another in seven parts interrupted by empty pages. Part I: pp. 1–14 table of contents and pp. 17–124 the text of De decem praeceptis by Heinrich von Friemar, pp. 124 Septem dona sancti spiritus contra septem peccata mortalia, pp. 125–139 Tractatus de confessione et de peccatis mortalibus et venialibus, p. 139 Quid sit vera poenitentia et confessio, pp. 139–140 a theological note...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 427 : Homiliae dominicales per aestatem

Claudius Gordianus Fulgentius, Aurelius Augustinus, Mediolanensis Ambrosius, Taurinensis Maximus, Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus, Origenes, Venerabilis Beda, Chrysostomus Johannes & Papa Gregorius I
This manuscript, written by several hands, contains a total of 66 sermons, most of them by Bede and Gregory the Great, a few by Augustine and Jerome, and occasionally ones by Ambrose, Fulgentius, John Chrysostom, Maximus, Origen and by unknown authors. Some homilies are reproduced in their entirety, others in excerpts. Four strips of the Edictum Rothari were removed from the binding; today they are held in the Abbey Library of Saint Gall with the...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 372 : Lectionary

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This manuscript contains the epistles, the readings from the Old Testament and the readings from the Gospel for the period from Christmas Eve until Easter Sunday (pp. 1-144), from the Thursday after the first of Advent until the end of the Advent season (pp. 145-155), and for the saints’ days (pp. 156–218). Several quires seem to have come out between pp. 144 and 145, since the greater part of the readings for Easter Sunday, for...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 379 : Sequentiary, Gradual

Balbulus Notker
This codex, with boards covered in green textile, consists of two parts. The first part (pp. 3-53) contains sequences by Notker Balbulus and other authors, the second part (pp. 55-226) contains a gradual. All of the texts have neumes; the script is interspersed with red and blue majuscules. Of note is a series of decorated initials, for example one containing a dragon on p. 3 of the sequentiary and one with scroll ornamentation on p....

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 429 : Lectiones homiliarum nocturnales

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This entire codex was written by a single scribe. It contains a collection of readings for the nocturns. The sections are introduced by red majuscules. Several marginal notes were added in the 13th century. On the inside covers, imprints of fragments from the Gospel of Luke in the oldest version of the Vulgate still remain visible. The imprints are from two leaves that were detached in 1932 and that since then have been held, together...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 957 : Reformatio Sigismundi

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This manuscript contains the so-called Reformatio Sigismundi, a document about the reform of church and empire that was written anonymously in German in 1439 during the Council of Basel by an author who until today has not been reliably identified. The text was printed for the first time in 1476. The treatise presents reform proposals that emphasize the importance of pastoral care and that promote releasing secular clergy from obligatory celibacy and releasing bishops from...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1727 : Alchemy Compendium: Aureum Vellus oder Guldin Schatz und Kunstkammer, Books I–III

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Verbatim copy of Books I-III of the Alchemy Compendium Aureum Vellus oder Guldin Schatz und Kunstkammer printed in 1598/99 by Georg Straub in Rorschach. The woodcuts in the third part (Splendor Solis, pp. 219–270) are executed as colored watercolors and, except for a small number of differences, are copied exactly from the print version. A pen and wash drawing on p. 116 depicts Paracelsus.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1917 : Compilatio Mystica (Greith’scher Traktat)

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Compilation of mystical treatises, referred to as the Greith’scher Traktat for the first editor Carl Greith (1807 -1882, Bishop of St. Gall from 1862). The primary sources for the German text are Meister Eckhart, Johannes Tauler and Henry Suso. The manuscript, which is defective at the end, is from the Convent of Dominican nuns of St. Katharina in St. Gall (later Wil), where it was probably written as well. Even the text itself may have...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 13 : Bible (Prv, Ecl, Ct, Sap, Sir, Iob, Tb, Idt, Est)

Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus
Copy of Old Testament books, primarily with Jerome’s prologues: Proverbs (pp. 5-37), Ecclesiastes (pp. 37-49), Song of Songs (pp. 49-55), Wisdom (pp. 55-78), Sirach (pp. 78-141), Job (pp. 141-180), Tobias (pp. 180-195), Judith (pp. 195-214), Esther (pp. 214-232). Contains several initials with scroll ornamentation in red ink (pp. 7, 8, 141, 143, 180, 181).

Lausanne, Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire - Lausanne, IS 1841 : Liber sapientiae glossatus

Nicolas Rauch & Leo S. Olschki
This manuscript is from France; certainly from the 14th century onward it has been part of the Libraria secreta of the monastery of St. Francis of Assisi, as attested by an entry in the library inventory. This inventory was written in 1381 by Brother Giovanni Ioli, who saw to its reorganization between 1377 and 1384. The manuscript, which originally contained not only the Liber sapientiae but also the third and fourth parts of Peter Lombard’s...

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