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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. 371, Nr. 72.
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  • Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 75-76.
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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 207
Manuscript title: Gregorius [papa I.], Moralium pars secunda
Place of origin: St. Gallen
Date of origin: AD 872-883 (Abbacy of Hartmut)
Support: Parchment
Extent: 159 leaves (pp. 3-320, with 34-39, 223, and 300 repeated)
Format: 35.8 x 27.2 cm
Collation: Pp. 3-34 = I-II8, pp. 34-39 = III6, pp. 45-172 = IV-XI8, pp. 173-184 = XII6, pp. 185-88 = [XIII]2, pp. 189-220 = XIV-XV8, pp. 221-223 + 223bis + 224-235 = XVI8, pp. 236-99 = XVII-XX8, pp. 300-300bis + 301-14 = [XXI]8 (this gathering is erroneously numbered "XX" on p. 314), pp. 315-320 = [XXII]4 (wants 4). [Provisional foliation by JAW on the basis of the images.]
Page layout: Two columns of 28 lines (250 x 203 mm (Bruckner)).
Writing and hands: Multiple hands writing Caroline minuscule, with rubrics in rustic capitals.
  • 1. p. 3-319 Gregorius [papa I.]: Moralia in Iob VI-X Moralium explanationum beati gregorii in iob pars secunda liber sextus incipit. Seruata historiae ueritate beati iob dicta amicorumque illius mystica proposui interpretatione discutere …–… Quatenus et lector tanto feruentior ad legendi studium redeat quanto ex lectionis quoque intercisione respirat. >Explicit liber X.<
    Index Reference Number
    • CPL 1708
    • Gregorius Magnus. Moralia in Iob, ed. M. Adriaen (CCSL 143). Turnhout: Brepols, 1979, p. 284-577.
    • Sanctus Gregorius Magnus. Moralium libri, sive Expositio in librum B. Job. PL 75: 730B-952. Google Books
    • Gregory the Great. Morals on the Book of Job (A Library of Fathers of the Holy Catholic Church 18). Oxford: John Henry Parker, 1844, p. 312-621. Google Books
    For further bibliography, see: IMB and LexMA
Origin of the manuscript: St. Gallen; probably volume two of the six-volume set referenced by an addition to the 9th-c. booklist in CSG 728 (p. 6, line 13).
Codicological Bibliography
  • Bruckner, Albert. Scriptoria Medii Aevi Helvetica (Vol. 3). Geneva: Roto-Sadag, 1938, p. 82-83.
  • Euw, Anton von. Die St. Galler Buchkunst vom 8. bis zum Ende des 11. Jahrhunderts (Vol. 2). St. Gallen: Verlag am Klosterhof, 2009, p. 371.
  • Scherrer, Gustav. Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibiliothek von St. Gallen. Halle: Verlag der Buchhandlung des Waisenhauses, 1875, p. 75-76. Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen