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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 816
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Logica vetus et nova
Parchment · 434 pp. · 26.5 x 18.5 cm · second half of the 13th century or first half of the 14th century
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This miscellany of Aristotelian logic and dialectics (AL 1160) was produced as a single work and written by various hands in textualis. It was then commented in the margins by various hands, sometimes with multiple hands in the same comment. The first part comprises the Isagoge by Porphyry (pp. 1-17), Aristotle’s Categoriae (pp. 17-46) and De interpretatione (pp. 46-63) in the translation of Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, the anonymous twelfth-century Aristotelian compilation Liber sex principiorum (pp. 63-78) and Boethius’ own De divisione (pp. 78-96). The second part begins with Boethius’ De differentiis topicis (pp. 97-148). The third part contains Boethius’ translation of Aristotle’s Topica (pp. 149-287). This is followed by Boethius’ translation of Aristotle’s De sophisticis elenchis (pp. 288-322). The fourth part begins with Boethius’ translation of Aristotle’s Analytica priora (pp. 323-392). The remainder of p. 392 is ruled but otherwise empty. Page 393 is completely blank. Page 394 was used for notes. The fifth part contains the Latin translation of Aristotle’s Analytica posteriora (pp. 395-434). The volume has a green (or blue) cover decorated with large rhombi (ink or scudding decoration). The endband is finished in a natural shade of blue. The volume originally had two eyelet fastenings with simple holes stamped through the bottom board. There are multiple names noted on the top pastedown: dasz buch ist [getilgt] wirt oder sinez bruoder [sic] […] Rug Hanns […] Jacob Wirt von Sant Gallen […] Maister Cuonrat […]. Page 41 is stamped with the 1553-1564 St. Gallen library stamp of Abbot Diethelm Blarer. Numerous details have been added: manicules (p. 36, 93, 276, 302, 352, 416, 432 und 434), topical diagrams (p. 132), a tournament scene (p. 241), a banderole with the year ·1·5·6·7· written on it (p. 244, 245), nudes  (p. 254, 432, rear pastedown), vignettes (p. 300), a secant (p. 350), Aristotelian categories (p. 354, 366) as well as crowns (rear pastedown). (kun)
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Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 275.
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10.5076/e-codices-csg-0816 (
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13th century, 14th century
Initial, Ornamental, Penwork
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‘MS St Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, 816’, in: Lesley Smith, Theodore Christchev, Richard Gameson, Anke Holdenried, Fiona Robb, Teresa Webber und Joseph Ziegler: Codices Boethiani. A conspectus of manuscripts oft he works of Boethius, Teil II: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, London 2001, S. 200–201.

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