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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 1091
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Book of wax tablets
Wood and wax · IV + 14 + IV pp. · 14.8 x 10.5 cm · St. Gall (?) · 15th century (?)
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Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
Seven wooden tablets, bound together each between two later-added front and back paper guard leaves; the first tablet is filled only on the verso side with black-dyed wax, the following five are filled on both sides, the last is not filled. The format of the wooden tablets without the paper reinforcements is 14.8 x 8 cm. According to Wilhelm Wattenbach (in: Anzeiger für Kunde der deutschen Vorzeit 1873, p. 79f.), the tablets probably are “Bruchstücke des Taschenbuchs eines Klosterbeamten aus dem 15. Jahrh.” (pieces of the broken pocket book of a monastery official from the 15th century); several Latin and German words (partly upside-down) can be guessed. (sno)
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-csg-1091 (
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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 1091: Book of wax tablets (
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Wax Tablet
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