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).
This fragment of a Sacramentary of Rhaetian provenance (the Sacramentarium Gelasianum) is important in terms of liturgical scholarship; it was produced near the end of the 8th century in Chur and was recorded shortly thereafter among the holdings of the Abbey of St. Gall. The manuscript is closely related to the Sacramentarium Gelasianum of Codex 348, also of Rhaetian origin.
Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, MsWettF 26: 4 : Wasmodus de Homberg; Varia in materia beghardorum et beginarum; Johannes Mulberg; Benedictus de Asinago; Felix HemmerlinFelix Hemmerlin, Episcopus Argentinensis Lampertus, Asinago Benedictus De, Bonifatius IX., Papst, Johannes XXII., Papst, Nikolaus IV., Papst, Johannes Mulberg & De Homberg Wasmodus
Manuscript of collected works including texts by Wasmodus de Homberg, Lampertus Episcopus Argentinensis, Johannes Mulberg and Felix Hemmerlin regarding the Beguine conflict and a tract by Benedictus de Asinago on poverty.
The Irish Priscian manuscript of St. Gallen: a copy of the Latin Institutiones Grammaticae by the grammarian Priscian of Caesarea (6th century) with over 9000 glosses, among them 3478 in the Old Irish language. The basis for the reconstruction of the Old Irish language. Contains numerous elaborate pen initials. Written in an Irish scriptorium (Bangor?, Nendrum?) around 845.
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 762 : Manuscript compilation; Anthimus, De observatione ciborumTrallianus Anthemius, Medicus Anthimus, Quintus Gargilius Martialis, Afer Vindicianus, Madaurensis Apuleius, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Galenus, Hippocrates, Platon , Aristoteles & Oribasius
A small-format compendium of ten different medical texts, produced shortly after 800 in an unknown scriptorium, probably in Italy. The contents also include a treatise by the Greek physician Anthimus in the form of a letter to the king of the Franks Theoderich "On the diet" (De observatione ciborum), through which we gain insight to the nutritional habits of one Germanic people.
The most historically significant exemplar of the Benedictine Rule from the time after 810.
The Carolingian world history written by Bishops Frechulf of Lisieux in the oldest surviving copy, produced in 825/830. Written in the scriptorum of Lisieux, this item had already been obtained by the monastery of St. Gall by 850/860.
A martyrology by Hrabanus Maurus, possibly written in Mainz or Fulda, produced shortly after 843. This codex is very likely the presentation copy given to Abbot Grimald of St. Gall (841-872); however, the presentation dedication is missing from the front matter.
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 463 : From the Songbook Collection of Aegidius Tschudi: Volume for Descant and Alto VoicesIldefons Von Arx, Aegidius Tschudi & Aegidius Tschudi
Songbook compiled by the universal scholar Aegidius Tschudi (1505-1572) from the middle of the 16th century. The volume contains 215 musical scores in measured notation using the five line staff, mainly by contemporary French, Dutch, and German composers such as Josquin Desprez, Adrian Willaert, Jacob Obrecht, Heinrich Isaac, and Ludwig Senfl. The descant (or soprano) parts are found on the left-hand pages, with the alto (or tenor) parts on the right-hand pages.
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 105 : Sulpicii Severi vita S. Martini; Medicinalia; Grammaticalia.Pater Pius Kolb, Sangallensis Grimaldus, Felix Cassius, Turonensis Gregorius & Severus Sulpicius
A composite manuscript from the Abbey of St. Gall, consisting mainly of two parts. The first part includes a copy of the life of St. Martin of Tours, originally written by Sulpicius Severus sometime after 400 AD. This life of St. Martin, into which 5 pages containing an excerpt from the Historia Francorum by Gregory of Tours have been inserted, was copied in two phases, one during the first half of the 9th century under...
This Evangelary with an unusual, nearly square format and full-page illuminated initials was written and decorated in the late 9th century at the Abbey of St. Gall. The binding, which was originally covered in bright silk brocade in red, yellow, and green, is equally unusual. Remnants of this material can still be found on the inner edge of the cover. The volume was annotated by Ekkehart IV during the 11th century; there are also some...
Christus und die Minnende Seele ("Christ and the Courting (or wooing) Soul"); Henry Suso, life and works. This manuscript was a gift from a married couple, Ehlinger-von Kappel (Constance) to the Dominican convent of St. Peter in Constance, and from there it probably came to Einsiedeln via the Rheinau Abbey after its dissolution.
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 645 : Sebastian Brant's Panegyric to Trajan · the so-called "Klingenberger Chronik" · Songs of battle and vilificationSebastian Brant, Aegidius Tschudi & Konrad Schlapperitzin
A copy made in 1520 of the so-called “Klingenberger Chronik” (Klingenberg Chronicle) originally composed in 1450. It is the history of the Appenzell Wars (1401-1429) and of the Old Zurich War (1440-1446) from the point of view of the losing side: the eastern Swiss nobility. Illustrated with several color sketches of battle scenes and coats of arms. In addition this codex contains copies of legal documents, chronological notes, songs, and in the very front an...
The so-called "Zürcher Psalter" (Zurich Psalter) or "St. Galler Psalter" (St. Gallen Psalter), written and decorated in the scriptorum of the monastery of St. Gall, with numerous initial capitals as well as with the oldest extant artistically sophisticated miniature found in the St. Gallen manuscripts, from about 820/830. Includes appended All Saints Litany and computational tables and diagrams. Used daily by the monks in the liturgy of the hours.
In this work from Plato's most productive period, Phaedo tells of the death of Socrates from a witness's point of view and relates the last words of the great philosopher in the form of a last dialogue with Cebes and Simmias. This manuscript, which contains a number of attractive decorative initials, was written during the 15th century on parchment. The round humanistic script is that of a single scribe, who identifies himself in red thus,...
The oldest book in the German language, the so-called "Abrogans" manuscript from around 790, containing the earliest German translation of the Lord's Prayer and Credo.
Copies of various works by the church father Ephraem the Syrian in Latin, written in the Abbey of St. Gall during the 9th century. Among them are the works De iudicio dei et resurrectione, De beatitudine animae, De poenitentia, De luctaminibus and De die iudicii et monita. The leaves of the last portion of the manuscript, which contains Sermon 60 of Caesarius of Arles, were previously folded.
A copy of the commentaries of the Venerable Bede (d. 735) on the Old Testament books of Tobias, Ezra and Nehmiah, produced in the first half of the 9th century at the Abbey of St. Gall.
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.
Tract by the Engelberg Abbot Frowin (1143-1178) about free will, the De laude liberi arbitrii libri septem, from the 12th century. This as-yet unedited work is regarded as an important contribution from the perspective of monastic theology during the early scholastic period.
This copy of Cesar's "Commentarii" from about 1480 attests to the great popularity this text attained during the early Renaissance (there are more than 240 surviving manuscripts of the "Commentarii" from the 15th century). This manuscript was produced in the atelier of the illuminator Cola Rapicano in Naples. The "bianchi girari" (white vine) book decoration and the illuminated initial capitals which mark the beginning of each book are of a type often found in codices...
Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 188 : William of Conches, Dragmaticon, and the Compotus, Texts on Science and AstronomyGuilelmus De Conchis, I. Gregorius Papa & Petrus Comestor
This manuscript contains the "Dragmaticon", a work by the scholar Wilhelm de Conches, a member of the School of Chartres. It is possible that the codex was produced in about 1230 in the area of Cologne in a scholastic circle and that it is among the oldest surviving texts of the "Dragmaticon", which is transmitted in a total of about 70 medieval manuscripts. The portable format, assorted schemata and tables provided, and the script used...
Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, Cod. Bodmer 43 : "Chronicle of London" and paraphrase of the Metrical Chronicle of Robert of GloucesterRobert Of Gloucester
This parchment manuscript from the end of the 15th century contains the "Chronicle of London" as well as a version of the paraphrase text of the "Chronicle of Reims" by Robert of Gloucester found only in this manuscript, CB 43. The dialect used in the text indicates that the manuscript was written by a scribe from the southern Midlands.
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1123 : University Lecture Notes from the Jesuit Collège de Clermont in Paris: Jacobus Valentinus de Borrasa, S.J., Annotationes in libros EthicorumAristoteles, Jacques Valentin & Enk Mauritius
Lecture notes by Mauritius Enk (1538-1575) of the abbey of St. Gall from lectures by the Spanish Jesuit Jacobus Valentinus (professor of theology at the Collège de Clermont 1565-1569) on Aristotle's Ethics.
An incomplete copy of the work De statu animae by the Gallo-Roman presbyter Claudianus Ecdidius Mamertus (d. about 473; brother of the bishop Mamertus of Vienna), written in the 10th century at the Abbey of St. Gall. In the last quarter of this copy the last line on each page is missing; the missing parts of these pages were replaced with blank parchment by the restorer in 1969.