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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 135 : Carmina

Hispalensis Isidorus & Aurelius Prudentius Clemens
A compilation from the 11th century containing a version of Prudentius' Psychomachia, illustrated with pen drawings.

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 172 : Anthologia latina

Giovan Marco Cinico, Martin Bodmer, Gaius Valerius Catullus, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Claudius Claudianus, Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus, Hippocrates, Quintus Horatius Flaccus, Titus Livius, Publius Ovidius Naso, Titus Maccius Plautus, Plutarchus, Gaius Sallustius Crispus, Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Tiberius Catius Asconius Silius Italicus, Publius Vergilius Maro, Vitruvius, Plinius Secundus , Aretinus Rinutius & Georges Heilbrun
This late Renaissance Italian humanist manuscript contains excerpts of various works by Latin and Greek authors, among them Pliny, Cicero, Silius Italicus, Plautus, Livy, Horace, Sallust, Plutarch, Seneca and others. Pellegrin, following Tammaro de Marinis, attributes the writing to the copyist Gian Marco Cinico, who worked for the kings of Naples between 1458 and 1494. The different parts are introduced by golden initials with bianchi girari, only partly completed (ff. 1v, 4v, 20r, 22r, 50r,...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 586 : Lives of the saints of St. Gall; "Sprüche der Altväter"

Sangallensis Iso, Sangallensis Hermannus, Ildefons Von Arx, Strabo Walahfridus, Kölner Friedrich & Kölner Friedrich
A German language edition of the life history of the St. Gall patron saints Gallus, Magnus, Otmar and Wiborada. Includes color portraits of saints Wiborada and Otmar (the latter bound into the wrong location in the manuscript; the portraits of Gallus and Magnus have been lost). The manuscript also includes a German translation of the Proverbs ("Sprüche der Altväter") as well as some brief spiritual texts for nuns, written down and most likely translated into...

Hermetschwil, Benediktinerinnenkloster, Cod. chart. 125 : Ps.-Anselm of Canterbury

Anselm Von Canterbury
This small booklet contains the “Dialogue with Mary,” attributed to Anselm of Canterbury. The end is missing. Hermetschwil Abbey owned two versions of this work (v. Cod. membr. 33).

Hermetschwil, Benediktinerinnenkloster, Cod. A 5a 1 : Hortulus animae, Prayer book

Meliora Muheim
As its first, larger part, this book contains a print: Hortulus animae, Lyon: Johannes Clein for Anton Koberger, 1513. Joined to this is a collection of private prayers. The manuscript is from a convent of Dominican nuns.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 732 : Manuscript compilation: Lex Alamannorum; early accounts of pilgrimages to Jerusalem; treatise on the Assumption of Mary; a table of the Frankish peoples, explications of the Profession of Faith; Annales Sancti Galli breves etc.

Manuscript compilation from the first quarter of the 9th century, possibly written in Bavaria. The codex contains, among other items, a copy of the Lex Alamannorum (foundation law of the Alamanni), a historically important collection of early accounts of pilgrimages to Jerusalem, including the Itinerarium Burdigalense, which describes a pilgrimage from Bordeaux to Rome in the years 333/34, a treatise on the Assumption of Mary, a table of the Frankish peoples, explications of the Profession...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 20 : Psalterium Gallicanum with Cantica

The Wolfcoz Psalter – one of St. Gallen's earliest examples of illuminated initials of the highest quality.

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. B 118 : Collection of the names of persons from the region near the baronial Abbey of St. Gallen who converted to Catholicism between 1640 and 1697

Collection of the names of persons from the region near the baronial Abbey of St. Gall who converted to Catholicism between 1640 and 1697 (List of Converts), organized by village (primarily those of the Toggenburg and the Rhein valley.

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. D 199 : Latin Poems, composed at the Academy in Dillingen

Latin poems of praise honoring the Augsburg Bishop Marquard von Berg, written in 1577 by students from the monastery of St. Gall who were attending the Jesuit University of Dillingen on the Danube, where the Benedictine monks from St. Gall frequently studied during that period.

Frauenfeld, Historisches Museum Thurgau, T 9393 : Miniature depicting the “Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary“ from an antiphonary, possibly from the Convent of Cistercian nuns at Salem

This miniature was cut from a deluxe manuscript. The Annunciation of the Lord, depicted in the initial M-of the text Missus est Gabriel (Gabriel was sent), is celebrated on March 25. The Archangel Gabriel and Mary face each other in a vertically rectangular, geometrically designed border, each framed by an arch of the M. Gabriel holds a banderole with his greeting to the listening Mary AVE GRACIA PLENA (Hail Mary, full of grace). The side...

Engelberg, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. 64 : Ambrosii episcopi Hexaemeron

De Monte Angelorum Frowinus & Mediolanensis Ambrosius
This codex contains Saint Ambrose's Hexaemeron. A two-line poem on 1r by Abbot Frowin of Engelberg (1143-1178) dedicates this volume (with its title) to the monastery's patron saint Mary, mother of God. Beneath the dedication, the same hand has written a six-line poem, which likewise makes reference to the contents. A small decorative initial in blue, green, and red ink, as is typical of the library of Frowin, introduces the first book. The remaining books...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 360 : Hymni (XXVII) Sangallenses in processionibus

A St. Gall Processional from about 1150, carried in processions, both within the cloister itself and also around the surrounding area which now comprises the city of St. Gall; bound in a long wooden protective case to protect it from the effects of the weather. It contains hymns and litanies to be sung during processions, most of them composed by the monks of St. Gall during the 9th and 10th centuries; includes neumes.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 166 : Fifth volume of a six-volume commentary on the Psalms by St. Augustine

Aurelius Augustinus & Eccardus IV, Sangallensis
The fifth of a group of originally six volumes containing Augustine's commentary on the Psalms (the sixth volume was missing as early as 1461). Includes some explanatory notes by St. St. Gall monk Ekkehart IV, including two in Old High German.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 256 : Beda in Marcum evangelistam

Venerabilis Beda
A copy of the commentary on the Gospel of Mark by the Venerable Bede (d. 735), produced in the Abbey of St. Gall in the 9th century.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 103 : Chrysostomus Latinus

Potamius Ulixbonensis, Aurelius Augustinus, Eccardus IV, Sangallensis, Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus, Chrysostomus Johannes & Gabalensis Severianus
This copy of the so-called Chrysostomus Latinus is significant in terms of textual history study. This collection of 38 sermons and other works attributed to the early church father John Chrysostom (349/50-407) includes both ancient Latin translations of original works in Greek reliably attributable to John Chrysostom, and also some pieces originally written in Latin, the contents of some of which are identified and some are not, for which the celebrated sermonist is claimed as...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 175 : Augustinus, Epistola 174 (ad Aurelium); De trinitate libri XV

Aurelius Augustinus & Eccardus IV, Sangallensis
This is a copy, produced in St. Gall in the 9th century, of De trinitate libri XV by the Church Father Augustine. His letter to Aurelius (letter 174) serves as a preface to the work. The manuscript remains in its original binding and contains several corrections by the St. St. Gall monk Ekkehart IV from the 11th century. On p. 356 there is a pen sketch of a man with sword and shield; an almost...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1394 : Veterum Fragmentorum Manuscriptis Codicibus detractorum collectio Tom. I.

Ildefons Von Arx, Ildefons Von Arx, Hispalensis Isidorus, Publius Terentius Afer, Publius Vergilius Maro & Schireburnensis Aldhelmus
Collected Fragments Volume I from the Abbey Library of St. Gall ("Veterum Fragmentorum manuscriptis codicibus detractorum collectio tomus primus"). The volume contains, among many varied single pages and fragmentary texts, fragments from the Aeneid and the Georgics by Vergil from the late 4th century which are significant to textual history (11 pages and 8 small strips), 17 smaller and larger bits of text from a pre-Vulgate Vetus-Latina version of the Gospels from the early 5th...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 243 : Collectio canonum hibernensis

Allemanian copy of the Collectio Canonum Hibernesis from the first half of the 9th century. The work includes Irish canonical law texts, which have been brought together in this collection of canon laws with others from African, Gallic, and Greek synodical and conciliar records as well as with papal decrees from the period around 700. At the end is a scribal dictum by Eadberct.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 194 : Composite manuscript; palimpsest

Hispalensis Isidorus, Arelatensis Caesarius & Noviomensis Eligius
Early homiletic manuscript collection from the monastery of St. Gall, written on stiff, poorly smoothed, unevenly cut and damaged parchment, already previously used, overwritten in the first half of the 8th century with the sermons of Caesarius of Arles and the Synonyma of Isidore of Seville. Underlying script (Merovingian): a significant copy of the Old Testament Books of Wisdom, written in about 700 in southern France or Spain. This is among the oldest books preserved...

Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 131(1063) : Composite manuscript with works by Jerome, Gennadius, Isidore and others

Massiliensis Gennadius, Gallus Morel, Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus, Hispalensis Isidorus & Heinrich Von Ligerz
This composite manuscript contains among others the De viris illustribus by Jerome and the De viris illustribus by Gennadius, the Deflorata by Isidore of Seville and, at the very end, the Tractatus de VII sacramentis, which was only added in the 12th/13th century. The 14th century binding is probably from Einsiedeln; certainly the manuscript was in the monastery library in the 17th century, as attested by the ex libris on p. 1.

Solothurn, Domschatz der St.-Ursen-Kathedrale, Cod. U 1 : Hornbach Sacramentary

The Hornbach Sacramentary is an important work of Ottonian book decoration. It was made before 983 at Reichenau for the Benedictine Abbey of Hornbach (Palatinate). The manuscript is also called the "Eburnant-Codex" in honor of the scribe who wrote it. It was probably acquired by the Cathedral library at Solothurn in 1439. It is listed as item No. 38, Colleccionarius Antiquus, in the catalog of provost Felix Hemmerli. The political programme of Charlemagne included the...

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 162 : Thucydides, De bello Peloponensium

Niccolò Niccoli, Martin Bodmer, Thucydides & Laurentius Valla
In his De bello Peloponensium, Thucydides fully achieves the work of a historian, as he shows the origins of the Peloponnesian War and then relates its events year by year with great exactitude. This parchment manuscript is extraordinarily beautiful in its illustrations, especially the two "putti" and the human figure in the center of one initial, wearing a blue suit of armor and holding a sword. The humanistic script, a slightly angular cursive, is the...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 2107 : Latin Book of Hours (property of a St. Gall monk?)

Cornelius John Hauck
Late medieval prayer book. The first part contains an incomplete Office of the Virgin (fol. 1r-45v) with variants for Advent and for the time period between Christmas and Candlemas (fol. 46r-51v), Absolutions, Benedictions, Orations and other short prayers (fol. 51v-68r). The Office of the Dead (fol. 69r-98v), including Vespers, Vigil, and prayers for the anniversaries of the deaths of priests, abbots and other deceased persons, is followed by prayers of indulgence (fol. 99r-111v). The beginning...

Fribourg/Freiburg, Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire/Kantons- und Universitätsbibliothek, Ms. L 305 : Missale Cisterciense

This Cistercian missal, produced around 1300, “represents an already advanced phase in the development of this type of liturgical book: the chants of the gradual are completely integrated into the sacramentary, and are no longer accompanied by musical notes; moreover, they are written in a smaller script. In this form, the missal could have served the celebrant for both the conventual mass and for the private mass that Cistercians are known to have held since...

Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsWettF 15 : Hugo Argentinensis; Guilelmus Rothwell

Rothwell Guilelmus, Johannes Oehamer & Argentinensis Hugo
Likely the oldest surviving exemplars of the Compendium theologicae veritatis by Hugo Argentinensis (Hugo Ripelin of Strasburg) and the Quaestiones super quatuor libros sententiarumby William Rothwell. Probably from the bequest of Rudolf Schwerz, Zurich choirmaster and pastor of Altdorf.

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