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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 581
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Jacobus de Voragine, Legenda aurea (Legendae sanctorum / Historia Lombardica) with the Latin appendix called Provincia
Parchment · II + 312 ff. · 24 x 16.5 cm · provenance unknown · 14th century
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
This manuscript has a binding with large and striking metal bosses; following a 15th century list of saints (f. IvIIv), it contains first the Latin Legenda Aurea by Jacobus de Voragine († 1298; f. 4r262v) and then the so-called Provincia appendix, also in Latin (f. 263r301r), which also contains short descriptions of the lives of the St. Gall patron saints Saint Gall and Saint Othmar. Later additions include blessings and reflections (f. 302v304v). A note by an unknown scribe on f. 302v begins with the verses: Qui me scribebat, R nomen habebat. Finito libro sit laus et gloria Christo… This manuscript was written by several (three?) hands; the book decoration consists of Lombard initials that extend over three lines. The decoration ends on f. 210v; however, space has been reserved for additional initials. (smu)
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Scarpatetti Beat Matthias von, Die Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, Bd. 1: Abt. IV: Codices 547-669: Hagiographica, Historica, Geographica, 8.- 18. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden 2003, S. 102-105.
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Additional description:
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Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 188.
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10.5076/e-codices-csg-0581 (
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Additional literature – St. Galler Bibliotheksnetz (SGBN) - Verbundkatalog
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