St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 260 : Bede, Commentaries on the Acts of the Apostles and the ApocalypseVenerabilis 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...
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.
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
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...
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 95 : "De fide ad Gratianum contra perfidiam Arrianorum" from AmbroseMediolanensis 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 1759Pater 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 VeronaSicula 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.
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. GallVadianus 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 · BoethiusAurelius 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...
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).
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...
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.
Life of St. Marcellinus, written in a very early Carolingian minuscule, presumably slightly earlier than 800, probably in eastern France.
Commentary notes (most of them explanations written for use in teaching) about the 16 Satires of the Roman poet Juvenal (about 60-140), preceded by 460 verses in hexameter (most of them from the Satires) and a mixed glossary from the Satires of Juvenal. The St. Gall copy was made in the second half of the 9th century.
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 65 : Somnium Scipionis. Commentum Macrobii in somnium Scipionis. Epistolæ VII catholicæ.Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius
A composite manuscript with two unrelated parts: 1) an incomplete copy of the Somnium Scipionis section of the work De re publica by Marcus Tullius Cicero, written in the Abbey of St. Gall during the 10th century, followed by a 10th century St. Gall copy of the commentary originally written by the Roman author Macrobius of late antiquity in about 430/440 and widely disseminated during the middle ages. A fragment of this manuscript may also...
The Folchart Psalter, a masterpiece of late Carolingian illumination.
Jerome's commentary on the Psalms Tractatus super psalmos , produced in an unknown location (not at the Abbey of St. Gall), probably during the 10th century.
St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 393 : Composite manuscript - poetic works of the St. Gall monk Ekkehard IV. (autograph)Eccardus IV, Sangallensis
The Liber Benedictionum by Ekkehard IV.: a collection of his personal poetic works that he probably began during his time as a monastery pupil and constantly revised until the end of his life. The manuscript is written completely by Ekkehard IV. and is one of the few known autographs of the early Middle Ages (ca. 1010-1060). It contains, among other items, the Benedictiones super lectores per circulum anni (poetry for the different feast days of...
A copy of the first part of the commentary on the Psalms, Expositio super psalmos by Walahfrid Strabo (808/09-849), dealing with Psalms 1 through 76, produced in the 9th century at the Abbey of St. Gall. In addition there are copies of two letters from Jerome (No. 30: Ad Paulam; No. 38: Ad Marcellam).
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...
A careful copy of books XI to XX of the Etymologiae of Isidore of Seville († 636) written shortly before the year 900 in the monastery of St. Gall. On a flyleaf from the early 12th century: "St. Galler Glauben und Beichte I" with a short confession, a plea for indulgence, an indulgence formula for the use of a priest and the Creed in Old High German.
A copy of the excerpts made by Junianus Justinus from the lost history of the world (Historiae Philippicae) by the Roman historian Pompeius Trogus, produced in the 9th century, probably at the Abbey of St. Gall. At the end of the text is the famous Old High German St. Gallen scribal verse: Chumo kiscreib filo chumor kipeit.
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.
A copy of books VI through VIII and XII through XV of the Etymologies of Isidore of Seville (d. 636), copied from a northern Italian model at the Abbey of St. Gall in or shortly after 800.
A compendium of 39 medical texts by known and unknown authors, produced in the second half of the 9th century, most likely in northern Italy, already obtained at an early date by the Abbey Library of St. Gall. This codex includes—sometimes in unique exemplars—an alphabetically ordered Greek-Latin herbal glossary, the treatise De re medica by one Pseudo-Plinius (Physica Plinii), and a longer medical tract entitled Liber Esculapii.