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  • Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 60.
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  • Bergmann Rolf / Stricker Stephanie, Katalog der althochdeutschen und altsächsischen Glossenhandschriften, Bd. I, Berlin 2005, p. 490-491.
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  • Bruckner Albert, Scriptoria Medii Aevi Helvetica 3, Schreibschulen der Diözese Konstanz, St. Gallen II, Genf 1938, S. 77.
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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 166
Manuscript title: Augustinus, Enarrationes in Psalmos (Ps. CI-CXVIII)
Place of origin: St. Gall
Date of origin: s. IX, 2/4-3/4
Support: Parchment
Extent: 216 leaves (numbered pp. 3-434)
Format: 318-321 x 244-247 cm
Collation: Pp. 3-16 = I8 (wants 1), pp. 17-48 = II-III8, pp. 49-60 = IV6, pp. 61-76 = V8, pp. 77-90 = VI8 (wants 1?), pp. 91-138 = VII-IX8, pp. 139-146 = X4, pp. 147-162 = XI8, pp. 163-182 = XII10, pp. 183-194 = XIII6, pp. 195-306 = XIV-XX8, pp. 307-314 = XXI4, pp. 315-426 = XXII-XXVIII8, pp. 427-434 = [XXIX]4. [With the exception of XXIX, the quires have been numbered with arabic numerals written in red crayon on the last leaf (lower margin); this provisional foliation by JAW has been made on the basis of Bruckner's description and examination of the page-images.]
Page layout: Two columns of 28 lines (237-240 x 190-195 mm).
Writing and hands: Multiple hands writing Caroline minuscule, with rubrics in rustic capitals, and frequent interlinear and marginal corrections and annotations. Among these are Old High German glosses on pp. 69, 79 , and 314 that have been attributed to the hand of Ekkehard IV († 973).
  • 1. p. 3-434 Augustinus: Enarrationes in Psalmos (Ps. CI-CXVIII) >Incipit tractatus sancti augustini episcopi de psalmo centesimo primo.< Ecce unus pauper orat et non orat in selentio. Licet ergo audire eum et uidere quis nam sit …–… non enim omnes uersus donec claudatur periodus sed solos primos (solis primis p.c.) ab eadem littera incipiunt quam praeponuntur (que ei praeponitur p.c.). >Explicit expositio psalmi centesimi XVIII.<
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    • CPL 283
    • Aurelius Augustinus. Enarrationes in Psalmos, ed. E. Dekkers and J. Fraipont (CCSL 38-40). Turnhout: Brepols, 1956. The portion of the text in this MS is found at 40.1425-1776
    • Aurelius Augustinus. Enarrationes in Psalmos. PL 36-37: 67-1028 and 1033-1968. On Google Books (combined volume), with the text of this MS at 37.1293-1596
Origin of the manuscript: s. IX, 2/4-3/4 (listed among the books acquired under Abbot Grimalt [AD 841-872] in CSG 257 [MBKDS I, 83.35-84.1], and in the ninth-century general booklist in CSG 728, p. 8, line 10 [MBKDS I, 74.10-11])
Codicological Bibliography
  • Bergmann, Rolf and Stephanie Stricker. Katalog der althochdeutschen und altsächischen Glossenhandschriften (Vol. I). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2005, p. 490-91. This description indicates erroneously on p. 491 that the glosses are to Enarrationes I-XXXV, rather than CI-CXVIII, as correctly stated on p. 490
  • Bruckner, Albert. Scriptoria medii aevi Helvetica (Vol. 3). Geneva: Roto-Sadag, 1938, p. 77.
  • Janner, Sara, and Romain Jurot. Die handschriftliche Überlieferung der Werke des Heiligen Augustinus (Vol. 9/2). Vienna: Verlag der ÖAW, 2001, p. 133.
  • Lehmann, Paul. Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz (Vol. I). Munich: Beck, 1918, p. 74 and 83-84.
  • Scherrer, Gustav. Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibiliothek von St. Gallen. Halle: Verlag der Buchhandlung des Waisenhauses, 1875, p. 60. Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen
  • For further bibliography, see: IMB