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  • Euw Anton von, Die St. Galler Buchkunst vom 8. bis zum Ende des 11. Jahrhunderts, Band I: Textband, St. Gallen 2008 (Monasterium Sancti Galli, Bd. 3), S. 369-370. Nr. 70.
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  • Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 74-75.
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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 202
Manuscript title: Cassiodorus, Expositio psalmorum (pt. 3)
Place of origin: St Gall (Bruckner, von Euw)
Date of origin: s. IX ¾ (von Euw)
Support: Parchment, with leather and wooden binding.
Extent: 368 pp
Format: 321-322 x 250-252 mm
Collation: Quires are marked in a later (s. XV) hand: pp. 18-352 = 1 to 22. Quaternios. HFHF (Bruckner)
Condition: Strong, carefully made and smoothed parchment. Flesh side whitish-grey, hair side yellowish with pores (?) and brown spots (?).
Page layout: Single column, 33 lines per page. Written area 237-244 x 181-185 mm. (Bruckner)
Writing and hands: By several careful hands of the Grimald period (841-872), with pronounced insular influence. Black to rust-brown ink. Titles in red rustics, quadrata and uncial. (Bruckner)
Binding: Bound in yellow-brown pressed leather, s. XV. Four frets; only one leather clasp with braided metal ends now exists. Later contents notes: front cover, s. XV, Cassiodorus a psalmo centesimo usque in finem; spine, s. XIX, Cassiodorus a Psalterio 100 usque ad finem.
  • 1. p. 3-368 Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus: Expositio Psalmorum [101-150] >In christi nomine incipit psalmus CI< Oratio pauperis cum anxius fuerit et coram domino effuderit precem [suam]. Quamuis aliqui praesentem …–… qui proprios expositores habere noscuntur. Finit tractatus [p]salmorum Deo gratias. Pax fides et caritas scribentibus et legentibus per te, hiesu (?) christe, qui uiuis et regnas sine fine in sęcula saeculorum amen. generacio
    Index Reference Numbers
    • CPL 900
    • Cassiodorus. Expositio Psalmorum ed. M. Adriaen (CCSL 98). Turnhout: Brepols, 1958, p. 897-1332. Critical edition but does not use this manuscript.
    • Cassiodorus. In psalterium praefatio & expositio. PL 70: 705A-1056C. Google Books
    • Cassiodorus: Explanation of the Psalms, trans. Patrick G. Walsh (Ancient Christian Writers 53). New York: Paulist Press, 1991.
    • For further bibliography, see: IMB and LexMA
Origin of the manuscript: May appear in the ninth-century catalogues of St Gall (with CSG 200 and 201): ‘Item eiusdem [sc. Cassiodori] super omnes psalmos in uol. III’ [ Lehmann, MBKDS, p. 76.11]; ‘Cassiodori super omnes psalmos in uol. III’ [Lehmann, MBKDS, p. 84.15] (Bruckner)
Codicological Bibliography
  • Euw, Anton von. Die St. Galler Buchkunst vom 8. bis zum Ende des 11. Jahrhunderts (Vol. 1). St. Gallen: Verlag am Klosterhof, 2008, p. 369-70.
  • Bruckner, Albert. Schreibschulen der Diözese Konstanz: St. Gallen II (Scriptoria Medii Aevi Helvetica 3). Geneva: Roto-Sadag, 1938, p. 82.
  • Scherrer, Gustav. Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen. Halle: 1875, p. 71-2. Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen