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Cologny, Fondation Martin Bodmer, T-3.3
Paper · 1 p. · 6.8 x 19.1 cm · n.d. [Ferrara, 1576]
Torquato Tasso (1544-1595), stanza XVII, 42 of Gerusalemme liberata, autograph

This "paperolle" from the famous "Code Gonzague" (held in the Biblioteca Ariostea of Ferrara) is a working copy for a passage that was added to Tasso’s great work, completed the previous year. The poet had submitted his original work to various humanists and high-ranking scholars, and he took into consideration certain critiques and suggestions when editing his verses during the summer of 1576. Several stanzas were profoundly revised or even completely rewritten. Stanza 42 was one of the most reworked, to the point that Tasso had to paste this small strip of paper with the definitive version of the text into the manuscript. The text describes the attitude and thoughts of the Muslim princess Armide, who gets ready to harangue the caliph and his armies and incite them to fight to the death with the crusaders and thus to take revenge on the Christian hero Rinaldo, who had abandoned her. (duc)

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 96
Paper · 22 ff. · 32.5 x 21.5 cm · between 1614 and 1638
Chronicle of Hauterive Abbey

In contrast to other chronicles by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, from 1614 on a Conventual at the Carthusian Monastery of Ittingen), this entirely chronicle of Hauterive Abbey (FR) is not by Murer’s hand, but was probably only commissioned by the monk from Ittingen to be created at Hauterive Abbey. Regarding the content, the manuscript consists of two parts: the history of the monastery and a list of ecclesial events. The former begins with Abbot Girard (1138-1157) and ends with Abbot Petrus (end of the 16th century); the latter pertains to the years between 1500 and 1510. (sol)

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 97
Paper · 7 ff. · 30.5 x 20 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · between 1614 and 1638
Chronicle of the Dominican Monastery of Basel and of the Convent of Maria Magdalena OP in Basel

Chronicle of the Dominican Monastery of Basel and of the Convent of Maria Magdalena OP in Basel by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, from 1614 on a Conventual at the Carthusian Monastery of Ittingen). The manuscript is divided into the chronicle of the Dominican Monastery and the chronicle of the Convent in Basel. In the first part, Murer describes the building of the Dominican Monastery in 1233 and the development of the diocese of Basel from the 13th to the 15th century. In the second part, Murer turns to the establishment of the convent in the 11th century and its reconstruction in 1253, as well as other ecclesial events until 1465. (sol)

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 98
Paper · 42 ff. · 31.5 x 21 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · between 1614 and 1638
Chronicle of the diocese of Chur

Chronicle of the diocese of Chur by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, from 1614 on a Conventual at the Carthusian Monastery of Ittingen). Murer describes the establishment of the diocese of Chur and names Asinio (451) as its first bishop, followed by 75 more bishops until John IV (1418-1440). Four modern copies of deeds of donation from Emperor Otto I and King Louis the German, as well as annalistic notes, are appended to the chronicle. (sol)

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 99
Paper · 53 + 1 ff. · 32.5 x 20.5 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · between 1629 and 1638
Chronicle of Einsiedeln Abbey

Chronicle of Einsiedeln Abbey by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, from 1614 on a Conventual at the Carthusian Monastery of Ittingen). The description of the abbots from Eberhard (934-958) to Plazidus (1629-1670) is preceded by a pen and ink drawing of the patron saints of the church and a fold-out map of the monastery complex. The chronicle contains copies, written by Murer, of deeds of donation and confirmation that relate to Einsiedeln Abbey. (sol)

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 100
Paper · 7 ff. · 30.5 x 20 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · between 1614 and 1638
Chronicle of the Priory of Embrach

Chronicle of the Priory of Embrach by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, from 1614 on a Conventual at the Carthusian Monastery of Ittingen). In this chronicle, which is incomplete with respect to decoration as well as content, Murer describes a few individual abbots and important events in the history of the monastery. (sol)

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 101
Paper · 22 ff. · 32.3 x 20.2 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · between 1631 and 1638
Chronicle of Engelberg Abbey and of the Convent of St. Andreas

Chronicle of Engelberg Abbey and of the Convent of St. Andreas by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, from 1614 on a Conventual at the Carthusian Monastery of Ittingen). The chronicle begins with a description of the geographic location and the foundation of the monastery (1119). This is followed by the history of Engelberg Abbey from Abbot Adelhelm (1124/26-1131) until Abbot Plazidus Knüttel (1630-1658). In a shorter second part, Murer describes the foundation (1199) and history of the Convent of St. Andreas from 1254-1455. (sol)

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 107
Paper · 126 ff. · 31 x 20.5 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · between 1614 and 1638
Chronicle of Konstanz Cathedral, of the collegiate churches of the diocese, of the city of Konstanz and of Reichenau

Chronicle of Konstanz Cathedral, of the collegiate churches of the diocese, of the city of Kon-stanz and of Reichenau by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, from 1614 on a Conventual at the Car-thusian Monastery of Ittingen). While in Y 106 Murer only addressed the history of the diocese of Konstanz, in this manuscript he goes into more detail about Konstanz and its surroundings. His sources were writings by other clerics, such as the Chronicle of Konstanz by Jakob Rassler (1568-1617). (sol)

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 114
Paper · 6 ff. · 30.5 x 20 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · between 1614 and 1638
Chronicle of Selnau Abbey

Chronicle of Selnau Abbey by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, from 1614 on a Conventual at the Carthusian Monastery of Ittingen). This incomplete manuscript would have treated the Cistercian monasteries of Switzerland in a first part and, in a second more detailed part, the convent of nuns at Selnau. The manuscript remained fragmentary. (sol)

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 116
Paper · 26 ff. · 31 x 20 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · between 1614 and 1638
Chronicle of the Grossmünster of Zurich

Chronicle of the Grossmünster of Zurich by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, from 1614 on a Conventual at the Carthusian Monastery of Ittingen). In this chronicle, Heinrich Murer first gives a detailed history of the city of Zurich and of the Grossmünster, before he begins a list and description of the individual provosts. (sol)

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Frauenfeld, Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, Y 118
Paper · 16 ff. · 31 x 20 cm · Ittingen, Carthusian Monastery · between 1614 and 1638
Chronicle of the smaller abbeys and foundations of Zurich

Chronicle of the smaller abbeys and foundations of Zurich by Heinrich Murer (1588-1638, from 1614 on a Conventual at the Carthusian Monastery of Ittingen). This volume is a collection of short, incomplete descriptions giving the history of abbeys and foundations of Zurich, introduced by title pages of pen and ink drawings with blue wash. The following institutions are de-scribed: the Augustinian monastery in the mindere Stadt (smaller city) of Zurich, the Franciscan monastery of the grosse Stadt (larger city) of Zurich, the Dominican monastery, the community of Beguines of St. Verena, and the Convent of St. Mary Magdalene in Oetenbach. (sol)

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Fribourg/Freiburg, Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire/Kantons- und Universitätsbibliothek, Ms. L 309
Paper · 139 ff. · 28.5 x 21 cm · Southwestern Germany · 2nd third of the 15th century
Computistica et medicinalia (Ger. and Lat.)

This manuscript contains a collection of computistic and astronomical texts, as well as medical recipes in German (Alemannic) and Latin. Among the identified texts there are excerpts from the Buch der Natur by Konrad von Megenberg. Spaces intended for decorations and perhaps for illustrations have remained blank. (ber)

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Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Comites Latentes 69
Parchment and paper · 82 ff. · 15 x 11-11.7 cm · Vienna · 1756 and 18th-19th century
Pesach Haggadah

This handwritten Haggadah Comites Latentes 69 was created in Vienna in 1756. It is decorated with black ink and masterfully imitates copper engraving. The author is the famous scribe and illustrator Simmel ben Moses from Polna (active between 1714 and 1756), who produced about thirty dated manuscripts that have survived until today, of which, however, only 17, including CL 69, are autographs. His works of art are among the most remarkable examples of Hebrew manuscript decoration in 18th century Central Europe. The Song of Solomon, copied by later hands, concludes this magnificent manuscript. (iss)

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Lausanne, Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire de Lausanne, Ms 403
Parchment · 113 ff. · 24 x 12.3 cm · France? · end of the 12th century
P. Ovidii Nasonis, Metamorphoses

This manuscript, written in early Gothic script and dated to the end of the 12th century, contains an incomplete copy of Ovid’s Metamorphoses (2,52 – 3,466; 3,651 – 14,43; 14,414 – 15,668). There are marginal and interlinear glosses as well as variants by various hands. (del)

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Mariastein, Benediktinerkloster, APN 2 Antiphonar, 2. Teil
Parchment · 251 ff. · 45 x 32 cm · Cologne (?) · 2nd half of the 14the century
Antiphonary

This antiphonary from the 2nd half of the 14th century includes the texts from Pentecost to the end of the liturgical year, as well as the corresponding saints’ days and texts for the Commune sanctorum. The origin is unknown, but based on the inclusion of certain saints’ days, the manuscript originated in the Cologne area. Written in a uniform script, with neumes on four lines throughout and a few later additions with neumes on five lines; signs of usage and later notes. Five larger and five smaller initials are covered in gold leaf, and in addition there are 36 plainer initials; all initial letters are set off in red or blue, the rubrics are in red. A father from Marienstein, who worked at the Kollegium of Altdorf, received the manuscript second-hand. From there the manuscript came to Mariastein in 1981. Not published. (sck)

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Mariastein, Benediktinerkloster, ehem. zbs S 231
Paper · 287 ff. · 20.5 x 14 cm · 15th century (last quarter)
S. Bernardus Claraevallensis, Opuscula Selecta

This codex from the end of the 15th century contains several appealing initials and select shorter works by Bernard of Clairvaux. Among them are also several works attributed to Bernard. The scribe ist the Cistercian Johannes Fabri, professed member of the monastery of Heilbronn. According to an old entry (17th century?), the book belonged to Beinwil Abbey, which was relocated to Mariastein in 1648. (sck)

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Mariastein, Benediktinerkloster, ehem. zbs S 353
Paper · 282 ff. · 21 x 14.5 cm · 15th century (1470-1480)
Spiritual writings · Sermons and lives of the saints

Texts in German, written in the middle of the 15th century, for use in the nuns’ convent of Maria Magdalena in den Steinen in Basel. Later the book belonged to Olsberg Abbey. It contains spiritual texts by various authors, also sermons for Sundays and holidays, as well as legends of the saints. Mariastein Abbey acquired the book at a Basel auction around 1820. The sermon for the Assumption of Mary on Fol. 194r-198v can be found in a printed version in ZSKG 4, 1910, pp. 205-212 or 207-212, based on a copy therefrom by P. Anselm Dietler of Mariastein (died 1864). (sck)

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Müstair, Benediktinerinnenkloster St. Johann, I Nr. 1
Parchment · 32 pp. · 12 x 17 cm · around 1460
Historia de miraculosa hostia

This parchment manuscript, which was created around 1460, is in small octavo format and consists of 14 leaves with writing. The central part of the manuscript contains the Story of the Holy Blood, which was written in Latin around 1460 by Hans Rabustan, chaplain of Santa Maria. The event described is said to have occurred in the time of Abbess Adelheid I (1211-1233). According to the account, important to the history of piety, the nun Agnes, daughter of a knight from Sent in the lower Engadine, received the Eucharistic Host one Holy Thursday, with a dubious conscience; she did not eat it however, hiding it instead in her veil and then storing it in her little chest. Thereafter the host transformed into flesh and blood. This is the origin of the pilgrimage to the Holy Blood at Müstair. Appended to the narrative text are regesta of documents concerning the cult of the Holy Blood. (ack)

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Müstair, Benediktinerinnenkloster St. Johann, I Nr. 46
Paper · 8 ff. · 10.5 x 16.5 cm · 1491-1505
Spiritual exhortations

This small work contains suggestions for receiving Holy Communion with devotion. They are imbued with the spirit of German mysticism and thus have as their goal the union with God. (ack)

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Müstair, Benediktinerinnenkloster St. Johann, I Nr. 48a
Paper · 12 ff. · 22 x 16.5 cm · 1509
Rituale monialium

This paper manuscript from 1509 is written in a late Gothic minuscule with initials executed in red. The ritual for the profession was adopted by another Benedictine monastery. It contains all elements of the ceremony, such as the formula for profession, the litany of saints and the orations. The rubrics (instructions) are in German, while the prayers are in Latin. (ack)

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