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Cod. 3
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Biblia latina vulgatae versionis cum prologis
Parchment · 281 ff. · 44 x 31.7 cm · Engelberg · 1143-1178
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This first part of the three-volume Engelberg Bible (together with Cod. 4 and Cod. 5) contains the Pentatuch and the books of the Prophets. The captioned pen sketch with verse of dedication on fol. 1v portrays Abbot Frowin (1143-1178) presenting the codex to Mary, the patroness of the Cloister. This large-format volume was, according to the colophon on 281v, written by Richene, the only scribe from Frowin’s time that we know by name. The careful preparation of the parchment with decorative needlework and the staid style of script and initials in limited colors are characteristic of the recognizable works of Frowin’s library. (grd)
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P. Benedictus Gottwald, Catalogus codicum manu scriptorum qui asservantur in Bibliotheca Monasterii O.S.B. Engelbergensis in Helvetia, Freiburg im Breisgau 1891, p. 12-13.
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Bruckner Albert, Scriptoria Medii Aevi Helvetica 8, Schreibschulen der Diözese Konstanz, Stift Engelberg, Genf 1950, S. 108-109.
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Katalog der datierten Handschriften in der Schweiz in lateinischer Schrift vom Anfang des Mittelalters bis 1550, 
Bd. II: Die Handschriften der Bibliotheken Bern-Porrentruy, bearbeitet von Beat Matthias von Scarpatetti, 
Dietikon-Zürich 1983, Nr. 223, S. 83.
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10.5076/e-codices-bke-0003 (
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