680 Works

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 17 : A copy of the Gospel of Matthew

A copy of the Gospel of Matthew made in St. Gall in the 9th century, together with the beginning of a copy of the Gospel of Mark. The second half contains a Greek-Latin copy of Psalms 101 through 150, Canticles in addition to prayers (Magnificat, Te Deum, Pater Noster) and a Litany of the Saints, copied at the Abbey of St. Gall between 880 and 900 from a master copy presumed to have originated in...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 260 : Bede, Commentaries on the Acts of the Apostles and the Apocalypse

Venerabilis Beda & Eccardus IV, Sangallensis
This manuscript contains copies of the commentaries on the Acts of the Apostles and the Apocalypse by the church father the Venerable Bede (d. 735), with pen tests, a note identifying the scribes (Wichram und Hartpert), and numerous glosses (most in the hand of the monk Ekkehart IV.). This copy was produced in the second half of the 9th century in the Abbey of St. Gall and includes a scribe's verse by the monk Wichram...

Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 103 : Chronicle of the Abbey of St. Gall

Heinrich Murer & Jodokus Metzler
The Chronicle of St. Gall abbey by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, a member of the Carthusian Cloister of Ittingen from 1614). According to his own account, Murer based his work on the writings of St. Gall religious community member, legal expert and abbey librarian Jodocus Metzler (1574-1639), among others. The chronicle extends from the founding of the abbey by St. Gallus until the year 1630.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 64 : Bible (Epistles of Paul); Alcuin; Apuleius

Aurelius Augustinus, Flaccus Alcuinus, Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus, Apostolus Paulus, Madaurensis Apuleius, Venerabilis Beda & Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius
A copy of the Pauline Epistles with a miniature of Paul the Apostle, preaching in front of a great number of Jews and pagans, copies of Alcuin's works "De dialectica" and "De rhetorica" and of the work "Peri hermeneias" of Apuleius of Madaura (?), written in the monastery of St. Gall in the second half of the 9th century, with amendments from the 11th century.

Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. fr. 64 : Jean Mansel, La fleur des histoires

Willem Vrelant & Mansel Jean
This universal history, which contains biblical and secular stories, is one of the most extensvie works of its type from the middle ages. The date of the manuscript can be fixed in the third quarter of the 15th century; it was decorated by the Flemish illuminator Wilhelm Vrelant, a producer of top quality miniatures.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 10 : Liber Job. Proverbia . Ecclesiastes . Canticum Canticorum etc.

Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus
Copies of various Old Testament books: Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Songs, Wisdom, Sirach, written by a single hand during the 10th century at the Abbey of St. Gall. On the first empty page is a 16-hexameter complaint in verse by an Irish monk (Dubduin?) about his unfriendly reception at the Abbey of St. Gall.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 752 : Manuscript compilation: Pliny the Younger's chapter on medicine; Gargilius Matialis, the Medicinae ex oleribus et pomis by Gargilius Martialis; treatise Oxea et chronia passiones Yppocratis, Gallieni et Urani; etc.

Plinius Secundus , Gaius Plinius Secundus, Quintus Gargilius Martialis, Hippocrates, Hispalensis Isidorus & Madaurensis Apuleius
Collection of medical manuscripts from the monastery of St. Gall, written in about 900, with five longer and several shorter medical-pharmaceutical treatises, representing in some cases the best, or even the only surviving copies worldwide. Among these may be found, for example, Pliny the Younger's chapter on medicine, the Medicinae ex oleribus et pomis (Medicines from vegetables and fruits) by the Roman agrarian and medical author Gargilius Martialis (3rd century), and the treatise Oxea et...

Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 629(258) : [Jacobus de Voragine] Legenda aurea sive lombardica

De Voragine Jacobus & Gallus Morel
This manuscript containing the Legenda aurea by Jacobus de Voragine is the second-oldest manuscript copy of this work, written within the lifetime of the author; it is dated 1288. The codex also contains the first known transmission of the so-called Provincia or Purgatory addendum. The proposal by A. Bruckner that the Abbey of Rheinau is the location of origin is not supported by any indications in the codex itself. It was most likely written in...

St. Gallen, Kantonsbibliothek, Vadianische Sammlung, VadSlg Ms. 292 : Psalter, Hymnary, Prologi Psalterii

Joachim Cuontz & Joachim Cuontz
The composite manuscript VadSlg Ms. 292 combines three independently produced parts, bound together in about 1460 at the Abbey of St. Gall. The first part is a Psalter from the 9th century; whether it was produced in St. Gall is questionable. The hymnal from the 12th century that comprises the second part contains a dedicatory illustration showing the scribe Eberhard presenting his book to Gallus, while Pope Gregory sits at a podium writing down songs...

St. Gallen, Kantonsbibliothek, Vadianische Sammlung, VadSlg Ms. 427 : Ludovicus de Angulo (Louis de Langle), De Figura seu imagine mundi

David Christoph Schobinger, Jakob Studer & De Angulo Ludovicus
The cosmology of the Lyon physician and astrologer Louis de Lange treats the formation of the world and describes the earth and the stars in the sky. The illustrations of the decans, showing the subdivision of each of the twelve signs of the zodiac into three astrological sections, are worthy of particular attention. Despite the attractive illustration, the work was not very popular; only a few manuscripts are known to exist.

Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 68 : Institutio canonicorum Aquisgranensis

Amalarius Metensis
Carolingian reform efforts responded to a desire to regularize religious orders by creating a unified rule for monastic life, the Concordia regularum of Benedict of Aniane. In the resulting course of events, an effort was made during the turn from the 9th to the 10th century to dinstinguish the monastic status from the canonical. In 816 Ludwig the Pious made the results of the Council of Aix public; the first part of the Institutio canonicorum...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 95 : "De fide ad Gratianum contra perfidiam Arrianorum" from Ambrose

Mediolanensis Ambrosius, Nazianzenus Gregorius, Anonymus, Papa Gregorius I & Fortunatus Venantius
A superior quality St. Gallen copy of the work De fide ad Gratianum contra perfidiam Arrianorum from the 9th century, from the original by the early church Father Ambrose (about 339 - 397). The 9th century Carolingian binding remains intact.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1401 : Bibliotheca manuscripta monasterii S. Galli registrata… a P. Pio Kolb 1759

Pater Pius Kolb, Pater Pius Kolb & Ildefons Von Arx
The second volume of the best critical manuscript register of the 18th century: the St. Gall Manuscript Catalog of librarian Pater Pius Kolb (1712-1762) in two volumes (together with Cod. Sang. 1400) from the years 1755/59. In this second volume Kolb describes and evaluates the liturgical, historical and hagiographic manuscripts, the legal, theological and philosophical manuscripts, and also the texts concerning medicine, sciences, rhetoric, poetics, and grammar. Following the evaluative portion are an alphabetical listing...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 18 : Composite manuscript, astronomical clock of Pacificus of Verona

Sicula Elpis, Mediolanensis Ambrosius, Fortunatus Venantius, Aurelius Prudentius Clemens & Aurelianensis Theodulfus
Collection of liturgical works, containing texts from the 9th to 12th centuries and an illustration of Pacificus of Verona's star clock.

Zürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. B 134 : Wunderzeichen, so Maria, die Můter Gottes, zu Sannt Gallen im Münster zur Zeith Abbt Ůlrichs deß VIII., Abbt Gottharts unnd Abbt Francißcen etc. gethon, uß dem alten Original unnd etlichen Zädelin, so ouch darinnen gelëgen, zusamen gebracht, anno 1608.

Catalog of the miracles on the altar of Saint "Maria in Gatter" (St. Mary at the Gate) in the St. Gallen cloister church, from between about 1470 and 1520. Transcription by the St. St. Gall monk P. Jodocus Metzler (1574-1639) from the year 1608.

Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Comites Latentes 269 : Diogenes of Sinope, Brutus and Hippocrates, Letters (translated by Francesco d'Arezzo and Ranuccio d'Arezzo)

Sinopensis Diogenes, John R. Abbey, Aretinus Rinutius, Francesco Griffolini, Charles H. Hornby, Marcus Iunius Brutus, Hippocrates & Giovan Marco Cinico
This volume is a collection of letters, made in 1467 and 1468 in Naples for Roberto da Sanseverino, Prince of Salerno, contains letters by Diogenes of Sinope, Brutus and Hippocrates, who were regarded during the middle ages as the true authors of these letters. They were translated into Latin by Francesco Griffolini Aretino and Ranuccio of Arezzo. This book was presented for sale several times during the 20th century and passed through the hands of...

Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 357(694) : [Honorii Augustodunensis], Imago mundi

Augustodunensis Honorius & Aristoteles
This is actually a manuscript of collected texts, since, in addition to the incomplete Imago mundi by Honorius Augustodunensis, it also contains other texts by unnamed authors such as: Nomina XI regionum, Divisio orbis terrarum, De anima, De anima humana, De origine animarum, De anima mundi, De origine animarum and ends with the Epistola Alexandri ad Aristotelem.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 265 : Manuscript compilation: includes the only exemplar in the world of a letter from the monk Ermenrich of Ellwangen to Abbot Grimald of St. Gall

Vadianus Joachim, Venerabilis Beda, Elwangensis Ermenricus, Ildefons Von Arx & Hippocrates
Manuscript compilation from the monastery of St. Gall, produced after 850. In addition to copies of writings by the Venerable Bede and Pseudo-Hippocrates, Letter to Antioch, this codex includes a more significant item: the only exemplar in the world of a letter from the monk Ermenrich of Ellwangen to Abbot Grimald of St. Gall, in which Ermenrich demonstrates his scholarliness and requests that Grimald entrust to him the composition of a biography in verse of...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 134 : Aurelius Prudentius Clemens, Cathemerinon and Peristephanon · Aristotle · Boethius

Aurelius Prudentius Clemens & Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
A composite manuscript with three originally separate parts. In front, an incomplete copy of the works Cathemerinon (up to Book X) and Peristephanon (Books I and V) by Aurelius Prudentius Clemens from about 900, in the middle, a 13th/14th century Latin commentary on Aristotle's Perihermeneias, and at the end, a copy of the works De trinitate, De divinitate, De substantiis and Contra Nestorium by Boethius, made in about 1000. This codex is annotated with a...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 376 : Calendar, Computus, Tropary, Gradual, Sequentiary

Eccardus IV, Sangallensis & Balbulus Notker
Deluxe manuscript for the celebration of the Mass in the monastery of St. Gall, dating from 1050/70, containing sequences of the St. St. Gall monk "Notker the Stammerer" (died 912).

Einsiedeln, Stiftsbibliothek, Codex 285(1106) : Devotionale Abbatis Ulrici Rösch

Sophronius Eusebius Hieronymus, Gallus Morel & Aurelius Augustinus
The devotional book of Abbot Ulrich Rosch of St. Gall contains various prayers, timetables and calendars, is decorated with elaborate initials and was written in the year 1472.

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 603 : Composite manuscript

Ildefons Von Arx, Regina Sattler, Von Hackeborn Mechthild & Carl Johann Greith
Collection manuscript, 15th century, from the Dominican convent of St. Katharina in St. Gall. This German-language manuscript is made up of five fascicles and contains a treatise on the Passion of Christ (“Vierzig Myrrhenbüschel vom Leiden Christi‟): the story of the foundation of the Dominican convent of St. Katharinental near Diessenhofen; the "Diessenhofener Schwesternbuch" and the "Tösser Schwesternbuch"; the legends of saints Elizabeth of Hungary, Margaret of Hungary, Ida of Toggenburg and Louis of Toulouse...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 257 : Beda in Marcum evangelistam

Venerabilis Beda
This copy of the commentary of the Venerable Bede (d. 735) on the Gospel of Mark is significant to textual history; it was produced during the 9th century at the Abbey of St. Gall.

Sion/Sitten, Médiathèque Valais, S 103 : Maître Chiquart, Du fait de cuisine, 1420

Chiquart, Publius Vergilius Maro & Eustache Deschamps
This manuscript is the only textual witness of this culinary treatise written in the year 1420 by Maître Chiquart, chef for the first Duke of Savoy, Amadeus VIII (1383-1451). The text was dictated to Jehan de Dudens, a scribe and notary from Annecy. The manuscript also contains descriptions of two banquets organized by the Duke of Savoy, followed by aphorisms, etymological annotations and glosses. The manuscript was part of the library of Bishop Walter Supersaxo...

St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 549 : Life of St. Marcellinus

Franz Eduard Buchegger & Ildefons Von Arx
Life of St. Marcellinus, written in a very early Carolingian minuscule, presumably slightly earlier than 800, probably in eastern France.

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