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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 756.23
Parchment · 1 f. · 26 x 13.5 cm · Germany? · 9th/10th century
Biblia latina: Vulgata (fragment)

Single leaf from a Carolingian Bible, later used as book binding material. Place of origin unknown (possibly from southern Germany); also unknown are its provenance and the circumstances of how the fragment came to be in the Bern library. (mit)

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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 756.27
Parchment · 2 ff. · 20 x 10.5-11 cm · Switzerland: Lucerne or Einsiedeln? · 12th century
Publicus Papinius Statius: Thebais (fragment)

Two fragments of leaves from a Thebaid manuscript by Statius, probably from Central Switzerland. Later used as binding manuscript waste for the print Hunger, Conrad: Unser liebe Frauw zue Einsidlen, Lucerne 1654, and owned by a Ueli Fässler around 1665. Acquired in 1920 by the student Ernst Burkhard at the Brockenhaus in Bern and donated to the City Library of Bern. (mit)

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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 756.39
Parchment · 1 f. · 36 x 23 cm · Northern Italy? · 9th century
Gregorius Magnus: Moralia in Hiob (fragment)

Single leaf from a manuscript of Gregory the Great’s Moralia in Hiob, perhaps written in Northern Italy, later used as book binding material. Provenance and acquisition of the manuscript are unknown. (mit)

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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 756.47
Parchment · 2 ff. · 23 x 20.5 cm · Upper Rhine/Switzerland · 12th century
Ambrosius Mediolanensis: Hexameron (fragment)

Bifolium from a manuscript of Ambrose’s Hexameron from the Upper Rhine area/Switzerland, later used as a book binding material. Provenance and acquisition of the fragment are unknown. (mit)

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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 756.50
Parchment · 1 f. · 41 x 31 cm · Germany · end of the 13th/beginning of the 14th century
Gregorius Magnus: Moralia in Hiob (fragment)

Single leaf of a large-format manuscript of Gregory the Great’s Moralia in Hiob, possibly made in Germany. Provenance and acquisition of the fragment are unknown (mit)

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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 756.51
Parchment · 1 f. · 32 x 23 cm · Alsace: Murbach? · second quarter of the 9th century
Gregorius Magnus: Homiliae in Ezechielem (fragment)

Single leaf of a manuscript of Gregory the Great’s Homiliae in Ezechielem, probably written in Alsace (Murbach?). Of unknown provenance, the fragment reached the City Library of Bern before 1674, and here it was removed from the host volume (MUE Klein p 92), probably in the 1930s. (mit)

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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 756.52
Parchment · 1 f. · 26 x 18 cm · France · end of the 11th/beginning of the 12th century
Pelagius I: Epistolae (fragment)

Single leaf of a manuscript that was probably written in France, containing letters by Pelagius. Origin unknown. As part of the collection of Leonhard Hospinian (MUE Hospinian 208), the fragment came to the City Library of Bern, where it was removed from the host volume in 1935. (mit)

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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 756.53
Parchment · 1 f. · 33 x 18.5 cm · Germany? · end of the 12th/beginning of the 13th century
Flavius Josephus: Antiquitates Iudaicae (fragment)

Two fragments of a single leaf from a manuscript of Flavius Josephus’ Antiquitates Iudaicae. Place of origin and provenance of the fragments are unknown. (mit)

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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 756.54
Parchment · 1 f. · 28.5 x 21 cm · Eastern France? · 2nd half of the 9th century
Biblia latina (Vulgata): Evangelium secundum Marcum (fragment)

Single leaf from a Bible that was perhaps produced in Eastern France; later it was used as binding for a 1561 printed volume from Strasbourg. Before 1674, the fragment came from unknown provenance to the City Library of Bern, where it was removed from the host volume (MUE Klein f 217) in October 1934. (mit)

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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 756.55
Parchment · 1 f. · 33 x 24.5 cm · Germany or France (?) · 13th/14th century
Gregorius Magnus: Moralia in Hiob (fragment)

Single leaf from a manuscript of unknown provenance containing Gregory the Great’s Moralia in Hiob. The fragment arrived in Bern in 1632 as part of a printed volume (MUE Bong IV 251) that had been the property of Jacques Bongars; it was probably removed from the host volume in the 1930s. (mit)

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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 756.58
Parchment · 3 ff. · 30.5 x 21.5 cm · Germany · end of the 10th/beginning of the 11th century
Clemens Romanus: Recognitiones (fragment)

Fragments (1 bifolium, 1 single leaf) from a manuscript of Clement of Rome’s Recognitiones, possibly from Germany; around 1495 Johannes Vatter, bookbinder for the Dominican monastery of Bern, used them as pastedowns for volumes printed in Basel. After the dissolution of the monastery in 1528, the host volume (MUE Inc. I.88) found its way into the Bernese library under unknown circumstances. In February 1935 the fragments were removed by librarian Hans Bloesch. (mit)

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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 756.69
Parchment · 2 ff. · 29 x 19 cm; 29 x 22.5 cm · France · around 1439
Transcription of a document (fragment)

Two leaves that originally belonged together, from a copy of a document dated 8 March 1439; in 1935 they were removed during the restoration of Cod. 207 at the Burgerbibliothek Bern. In the text on f. 1r and 2r, Charles, Duke of Orléans and of Valois (1394-1465), and Jean the Bastard of Orléans (= Jean de Dunois, 1402-1468) are mentioned. (mit)

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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 756.77
Parchment · 2 ff. · 32.5 x 21 cm · Germany · 10th century
Gregorius Magnus: Homiliae in Ezechielem (fragment)

Bifolium from a manuscript probably made in Germany, containing Gregory the Great’s Homiliae in Ezechielem. The fragment was purchased by the City Library of Bern in 1937 as part of the von Mülinen family's collection, although it is not recorded in Gottfried v. Mülinen’s catalogue, which was compiled in 1837. (mit)

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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 756.86
Parchment · 1 f. · 33.5 x 31.5 cm · Switzerland: Engelberg? · beginning of the 13th century
Liber Officii et Missae (fragment)

Fragment from a choir book with neumes (Proprium Sanctorum) for Benedictines in the Diocese of Constance, with a large initial H for the Matins of Candlemas (f. 1vb). This leaf is from a manuscript that was perhaps produced in Engelberg for the monastery of Augustinian Canons Regular at Interlaken; since the 16th century it served as the cover of a book of accounts in Meiringen. In 1940 it was acquired by the City Library of Bern through an exchange with the State Archives of Bern. (mit)

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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 756.95
Parchment · 1 f. · 17 x 27 cm · Switzerland: Engelberg · around 1200
Flavius Josephus: Antiquitates Iudaicae (fragment)

Single leaf with a splendid initial from a richly illustrated manuscript of Flavius Josephus’ Antiquitates Iudaicae from the monastery of Engelberg; around 1600 it was sold by Abbot Andreas Hersch or Abbot Melchior Kitz to the Zurich bookseller and bookbinder Johann Felix Haller (active 1603-1637) and was then used by him as manuscript waste for a historical work by Hans Felix Grob the Younger (1572-1653). It is unclear when this volume reached the City Library of Bern and when it was assigned the shelf mark Mss.h.h.XXIa.25; the binding manuscript waste was removed by Johann Lindt in 1941. (mit)

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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 756.98
Parchment · 1 f. · 36 x 23 cm · France: Strasbourg area · 10th/11th century
Utho Argentinensis: Vita sancti Arbogasti (fragment)

This fragment, consisting of 1 leaf, contains an excerpt from a missal with neumes, which probably originated in the Strasbourg area based on its contents, the celebration of St. Arbogast. Around 1650 it was re-used, presumably in Bern, as dust cover for a school notebook of Niclaus Frisching (BBB Mss.h.h. XXIV.183), from which it was removed in 1944. (mit)

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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 756.99
Parchment · 2 ff. · 24 x 20 cm · France: central Loire area · second third of the 9th century
Hrabanus Maurus: Commentarius in Evangelii Matthaei [excerpts in Tironian notes] (fragment)

Bifolium from a commentary on the Gospel of Matthew by Hrabanus Maurus, from the Loire region and written largely in Tironian notes. The provenance initially suggests that it may be part of the Bongarsiana, but apparently the City Library of Bern purchased the fragment only in 1937 with the collection of the von Mülinen family; the fragment was discovered in December 1954 in a collection of papers that were part of the family library. (mit)

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Bern, Burgerbibliothek, Cod. 756.100
Parchment · 2 ff. · 32 x 23 cm · France (Northern?) · middle of the 12th century
Gregorius Magnus: Moralia in Hiob (fragment)

Bifolium from a manuscript of Gregory the Great’s Moralia in Hiob, probably written in France; in the 16th century it was used as binding for orders and statutes of the County of Lenzburg. Initially the property of the von Hallwyl family, it was later acquired by Wolfgang Friedrich von Mülinen (1863-1917) and then presumably purchased by the City Library of Bern in 1937 along with the Mülinen Collection. In 1954 it was removed from the host volume (BBB Mss.Mül.377). (mit)

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