Little is known about Albin of Clairvaux, also Albuinus of Gorze or Albuinus Eremita, except that around the year 1000 he produced a compilation of moral-theological writings dedicated to a Parisian canon Arnoldus and to Archbishop Heribert of Cologne (999-1021). The present copy is from the 11th or 12th century and is bound in soft leather, which originally was probably long enough to completely cover the book, but so narrow that the body of the block protrudes above and below. In the 15th century it was the property of the Carthusian monastery of Mainz, and it came to the Basel University Library as part of the Remigius Faesch collection.
Online Since: 06/18/2020
This collection contains, together with other texts, a collection of Canons of ecclesiastical law called the Collectio Quesnelliana. It was probably produced in a scriptorium in northeastern France and was later held by the Court Library of Charlemagne. In the 11th century it was placed in the Cologne Cathedral library, where it was annotated by Bernold von Konstanz. It was later owned by suffragan bishop of Constance Jakob Johann Mirgel (1559-1629) before making its way, together with a group of his books, to the cloister at Einsiedeln.
Online Since: 12/19/2011
This manuscript contains, along with three other volumes (Cod. 20, 22 and 23), Gregory the Great's interpretation of the Book of Job. In two lines of verse on 1r, Abbot Frowin of Engelberg dedicates the volume to the Mary, the patron saint of the monastery. On 89r and 89v a change in the ruling produces markedly larger line spacing. The incipit and explicit are rubricated, and every section begins with a decorative initial and red and brown-black ink with the figurative and vinescrolls motifs typical of Frowin's scriptorium. The layout, script and illustration are closely related to Cod. 20.
Online Since: 06/09/2011
This single-column manuscript contains, in addition to two works by Augustine, the Allerheiligen Abbey Library's only copy of a work by Alcuin (commentary on Genesis); the manuscript is listed in the Allerheiligen Abbey register of books from about 1100 as an addendum (Min. 17, f. 306v). The display script in the beginning, the three initials with scroll ornamentation, and the incipit page of the Genesis commentary stylistically suggest a later origin. Particular mention should be made of the original period Romanesque binding; only the labels on the spine are a later addition.
Online Since: 06/25/2015
The very worn and soiled pages 1r and 88v suggest that this single-column, mostly undecorated copy of Augustine's Enchiridion, produced in Tours in the 9th century, was for a long time used unbound. It probably received its first binding in the 12th century in Schaffhausen; at that time, the missing final part of the text was added on a double leaf (89-90) at the end. This is the only known manuscript from Tours in the library of Allerheiligen Abbey; it is listed in the abbey's register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, f. 306v). The Romanesque binding has been largely preserved; only the flyleaves and pastedowns were replaced in the 19th century and, as with Min. 32, the spine was covered with parchment.
Online Since: 06/25/2015
A copy of the first book of the Homilies of Gregory on Ezekiel, produced primarily in Reichenau. This volume was mentioned in the book register of Allerheiligen (All Saints) monastery as early as 1096 (Min. 17, f. 306v). The binding is most likely contemporary with the production of the manuscript.
Online Since: 07/31/2009
This is the fifth part of a six-volume copy of Gregory's Moralia in Iob (Min. 50-55), containing Books 23-27 and designated as quinta pars on f. 3r; it is listed in the Allerheiligen Abbey register of books from about 1100 (Min. 17, f. 306v). It is written in a single column and is undecorated except for a full-page, not entirely completed initial with scroll ornamentation on the incipit page (f. 3r). Bifolios from another copy of Book 23 of the Moralia (f. 1v–2v, 100r–101v), also produced at All Saints Abbey, were used as pastedowns/flyleaves for the Romanesque binding.
Online Since: 03/22/2017
This manuscript occupies an important, though not perfectly clear, position within the complex tradition of the Chronicon of Regino of Prüm. It was most likely produced in or about 960 in Trier, at St. Maximin or the cathedral scriptorium, as the work of a collective of about twenty (student) hands, among which the expert correcting hand of St. Wolfgang can also be distinguished. The manuscript may have been brought to the monastery of Allerheiligen in Schaffhausen in 1122, by Archbishop Bruno of Trier, a son of cloister founder Eberhard von Nellenburg.
Online Since: 07/04/2012
Copies of books from the Old Testament, bound together from two codices: pp. 3–105 First Chronicles and Second Chronicles (Paralipomena), 12th century; pp. 107–239 the apocryphal First Maccabees and Second Maccabees with two prologues, 11th century. The only decoration is a red initial with scroll ornamentation in the column of p. 107.
Online Since: 06/23/2016
This manuscript consists of two parts: the first part contains a commentary on Psalms 100-150 (Expositio psalmorum) by Prosper of Aquitaine in a copy from the second half of the 9th century. The second part contains, in addition to selections from the works of Augustine and the first part of the "Bussbuch" (Book of Penances) by Halitgar of Cambrai, mainly computistical-astronomical texts, schemata and tables as well as a glossary of terms. On page 242: a sketch of a small, simple T-O world map. Manuscript copy produced by the Cloister of St. Gall.
Online Since: 12/09/2008
This is a copy, significant in terms of textual history, of books VI to X of the Expositio in Apocalypsin by Ambrosius Autpertus († 784), presbyter and abbot, originally from southern Gaul, but active in the southern Italian monastery of San Vincenzo al Volturno. The copy, transcribed by a variety of hands from a lost 9th century Reichenau manuscript, was made at the monastery of St. Gall. It contains multiple glosses by the hand of the monk Ekkehard IV.
Online Since: 12/20/2012
The manuscript consists of two codices bound together (part 1: pp. 1-198; part 2: pp. 199-210), written by several hands. At least the first, older part was probably produced in St. Gall. It contains various various glossaries (Latin-Latin as well as Latin-Old High German) of the Bible, of hagiographic texts (Abdias, Historica Apostolica; Sulpicius Severus, Vita S. Martini), grammatical works (Priscian, Institutio de arte grammatica; Donat, Ars grammatica), and writings by Christian authors (Prudentius; Sedulius; Sedulius Scottus, De greca), furthermore glossaries of herbs, a medical paper, and an incomplete astronomical treatise.
Online Since: 12/20/2012
This manuscript contains the epistles, the readings from the Old Testament and the readings from the Gospel for the period from Christmas Eve until Easter Sunday (pp. 1-144), from the Thursday after the first of Advent until the end of the Advent season (pp. 145-155), and for the saints' days (pp. 156–218). Several quires seem to have come out between pp. 144 and 145, since the greater part of the readings for Easter Sunday, for the feasts between Easter and the last Sunday after Pentecost, as well as for the first Sunday of Advent are missing. The decoration consists of several initials with scroll ornamentation in red ink (pp. 1, 4, 131, 144 and 156). 15th century entries (foliation, references, neumes in the Passion according to Matthew, pp. 98–104) attest that this codex was in use for a long time.
Online Since: 12/14/2018
A careful copy of the vitae of the three St. Gallen saints Gallus, Otmar and Wiborada, written by Walahfrid Strabo (Gallus and Otmar) and Herimannus (Wiborada) around 1070 in the monastery of St. Gall.
Online Since: 12/12/2006
A copy of the work Bellum Judaicum (the Jewish War) by the Jewish author Flavius Josephus (1st century AD), produced in the 9th century, probably not at the Abbey of St. Gall, by the hands of eight different scribes.
Online Since: 12/21/2009