St. Gallen, Kantonsbibliothek Vadiana, VadSlg MS 34

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  • s. ix/x/xi
  • composite manuscript
  • Non-Celtic manuscripts
  • vellum
Composite manuscript.
Collection: Vadianische Sammlung
MS 34
Cat. no. 165
Provenance and related aspects
s. ix/x/xi
9th and 10th/11th centuries, with paper additions datable to c. 1460
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
UnitCodicological unit. Indicates whether the entry describes a single leaf, a distinct or composite manuscript, etc.
composite manuscript
Distinct units
ff. 1r-15v

Part 1.

ff. 16r-23v

Part 2, containing a Life of St Fintán of Rheinau. Incipit vita sancti Findani confessoris.

ff. 23ar-23mv

Part 3.

ff. 24r–f. 55v

Part 4.

ff. 55ar–55fv

Part 5.

ff. 56r–69v

Part 6.

ff. 70r–77v

Part 7.

ff. 78r–86v

Part 8.

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Primary sources This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

Digitisation wanted.

Secondary sources (select)

Euw, Anton von, Die St. Galler Buchkunst vom 8. bis zum Ende des 11. Jahrhunderts, 2 vols, Monasterium Sancti Galli 3, St. Gallen: Verlag am Klosterhof, 2008.
Vol. 1, 547–551 [id. 165.]
Gamper, Rudolf, “Kantonsbibliothek St. Gallen, Vadianische Sammlung”, Flüeler, Christoph [project director], and Urs Baumann [photographer] (et al.), e-codices: virtual manuscript library of Switzerland, Online: University of Freiburg. URL: <>.
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External links

Dennis Groenewegen