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Country of LocationSwitzerland
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Library / CollectionStiftsbibliothek
ShelfmarkCod. Sang. 1285
Manuscript TitleAccession catalog of the Abbey Library of St. Gall by Father Johann Nepomuk Hauntinger for the years 1780 to 1792
CaptionPaper · 261 pp. · 33 × 20.8 cm · Monastery of St. Gall, P. Johann Nepomuk Hauntinger · 1780−1792
Manuscript SummaryIn an elegant binding decorated with gold, Abbey Librarian Johann Nepomuk Hauntinger (1756-1823) compiled for his Abbot Beda Angehrn (1767-1796) a list of new acquisitions and accessions between 1780 and 1792: Verzeichniss der Handschriften, Bücher, Kunst und Naturprodukte, welche seit dem 23. Oktober 1780 bis Ende Mayes 1792 der Stift St. Gallischen Bibliotheke sind einverleibt worden. This volume thus is a unique document of the acquisition policy and practice of the Monastery of St. Gall. In barely twelve years, a total of 335 incunabula and postincunabula, around 4,000 later printed works, as well as 146 manuscripts were integrated into the library. Most of these manuscripts came to the current abbey library (in exchange for printed literature of ascetic-spiritual character) from St. Gall women’s cloisters such as the Benedictine nuns of St. George, the Capuchin nuns of Altstätten or the Dominican nuns of Wil. Accessions to the coin collection, the natural history collection, and the cabinet of curiosities, new acquisitions of paintings and prints, as well as alia quaedam bibliothecae illata (diverse other acquisitions of various types such as chairs made of Spanish cane or a new library seal) are mentioned. Also listed are general expenditures for bookbinding as well as monetary contributions owed to the library by those officials and clergy onto whom the abbot had newly conferred a secular office or a parish.
Standard descriptionScherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 443.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-csg-1285 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-csg-1285)
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IIIF Manifest URLhttp://e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/csg-1285/manifest.json
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How to quoteSt. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1285: Accession catalog of the Abbey Library of St. Gall by Father Johann Nepomuk Hauntinger for the years 1780 to 1792 (http://e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/csg/1285).
Additional literatureAdditional literature – St. Galler Bibliotheksnetz (SGBN) - Verbundkatalog
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