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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. 73.
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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. 208
Manuscript title: Gregorius [papa I.], Moralium pars quinta
Place of origin: St. Gallen
Date of origin: AD 872-883 (Abbacy of Hartmut)
Support: Parchment
Extent: 137 leaves (pp. 5-278; there are no leaves numbered pp. 1-2 and 3-4)
Format: 35.5 x 27.0 cm
Collation: Pp. 5-84 = "a-e" [I-V]8, pp. 85-104 = "f" [VI]10, pp. 105-168 = "g-k" [VII-X]8, pp. 169-186 = (unsigned) [X]10 (wants 3), pp. 187-218 = "m-n" [XI-XII]8, pp. 219-238 = "o" [XIII]10, pp. 239-250 = "p" [XIV]6, pp. 251-266 = "q" [XV]8, pp. 267-278 = “r” [XVI]6. [Provisional foliation by JAW on the basis of the images; the lowercase letters in quotation marks are the original quire signatures still visible in the manuscript, while the Roman numerals are quire numbers assigned by JAW.]
Page layout: Two columns of 28 lines (250 x 205 mm (Bruckner)).
Writing and hands: Probably two hands writing Caroline minuscule, with rubrics in rustic capitals. (Euw)
Binding: Bound in boards covered with unadorned leather, without visible bands on the spine, and on the fore-edge two leather closure-straps which appear to be later replacements. A parchment contents-slip (s. xv, according to Bruckner) pasted on front cover reads: Libri quinque sancti Gregorii pape moralium explanationum in Iob a uigisimno tercio usque ad uigisimum septimum.
  • 1. p. 6-278 Gregorius [papa I.]: Moralia in Iob XXIII-XXVII In hoc uolumine continentur libri V sancti gregorii papae moralium explantionum in iob a uigisimo tertio usque ad uigisimum septimum. Praefationem huius operis totiens necessario repeto quotiens huic in distinctione voluminum locutionis mae pausatione succedo …–… ad huc si comorum non inuenerunt. Item subsequens liber incipit respondens autem dominus iob de turbine dixit quis est qui inuoluens.
    Index Reference Number
    • CPL 1708
    • Gregorius Magnus. Moralia in Iob, ed. M. Adriaen (CCSL 143B). Turnhout: Brepols, 1979, p. 1143-1393.
    • Sanctus Gregorius Magnus. Moralium libri, sive Expositio in librum B. Job. PL 76: 449B-446B. Google Books
    • Gregory the Great. Morals on the Book of Job (A Library of Fathers of the Holy Catholic Church 23). Oxford: John Henry Parker, 1847, p. 1-259. Google Books
    For further bibliography, see: IMB and LexMA
Origin of the manuscript: St. Gallen; probably volume five 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. 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