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Detailed record for Additional 11852

Title Pauline Epistles, Epistle to the Laodiceans, Catholic Epistles, Acts (ff. 1-118), Revelation (ff. 119-215) the 'Codex Ulmensis'
Origin Switzerland (St Gall)
Date Between 872 and 878
Language Latin
Script Caroline minuscule
Decoration 6 large initials in red with foliate penwork decoration in the same colour, one with an animal head (f. 9). A drawing of a peacock in red at the beginning of Revelation (f. 193). Initials in red or green (ff. 168v, 215v), some with penwork decoration. Numbers in red or green. Rubrics in red or black capitals.
Dimensions in mm 225 x 165 (160 x 100)
Official foliation ff. 215 (f. 1 is a parchment flyleaf attached to a paper leaf, ff. 2-4 are added paper leaves with paste-downs + 1 parchment flyleaf and 2 paper flyleaves at the beginning and at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Biblioteca Butleriana binding of brown leather with blind tooling
Provenance Hartmut , abbot of the monastery of St Gall from 872 to 883, he perhaps copied the epistle to the Laodiceans (f. 118), his prologue on f. 8v:, 'Iste liber Pauli retinet documenta sereni; Hartmotus Gallo, quem contulit abba beato, Siquis et hunc sancti sumit de culmine Galli..'; and identified as 'Reliquorum librorum novi testamenti volumen I' in the list of books given by Hartmut to St Gall (see Ratpert, Casus Sancti Galli ed by Hannes Steiner, Monumenta Germaniae Historica LXXV (Hanover, 2002) pp. 226-27)
Marginal glosses and numbering in an 11th-century hand (Bischoff Katalog, 2004).
Kunast or Kienast (perhaps Matthew Kienast, a Lutheran paster, d. 1711), owned by him in 1696 (see Martini Gerberti Iter Alemannicum accedit Italicum et Gallicum, 2nd edn (Baden-Wurttemberg: Saint Blaise monastery, 1773) p. 204).
Raymond Krafft, Mayor of Ulm: seen in his library by J. G. Schelhorn in 1725.
F. D. Haberlin, owned by him in 1739 and 1753 (see Gerberti Iter Alemannicum, 1773).
Martin Gerbert, owned by him in 1765 and 1773 (see Gerberti Iter Alemannicum, 1773).
Samuel Butler (b. 1774, d.1839), headmaster and bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, purchased by him at Frankfurt, probably in 1829: his ownership stamp, 'Biblioteca Butleriana' on the inside upper cover; bought by the British Museum in 1841, one of 300 manuscripts from the Butler library.
Notes The text has been identified as local to the Bodensee area (see Houghton, Latin New Testament, 2016).
The volume is in two parts, bound together, written on different parchment by a different scribe or scribes: the first part contains the Epistles and Acts (ff. 1-118), the second part is perhaps later (10th century, according to Bischoff, Katalog, 2004), and contains Revelation (ff. 119-215).
Part of the 'Kleine Hartmut-Bibel'; other volumes in the set are Stuttgart, Wurttembergische Landesbibliothek, HB II 20, St Gallen mss 19, 7, 68, 46 and 42 (see von Euw St Galler Buchkunst, 2008), p. 104).
Select bibliography F.C. Kenyon, Facsimiles of Biblical Manuscripts in the British Museum (London, 1900), no. XVI.

British Museum Bible Exhibition 1911: Guide to the Manuscripts and Printed Books exhibited in Celebration of the Tercentenary of the Authorized Version (London: British Museum, 1911), no. 16.

Wilhelm Köhler, 'Die Karolingischen Miniaturen', in Zweiten Bericht über die Denkmäler Deutscher Kunst (Berlin: Reimer, 1912), pp. 51-77 (p. 59)

Wilhelm Köhler, 'Die Karolingischen Miniaturen', in Zweiten Bericht über die Denkmäler Deutscher Kunst (Berlin: Reimer, 1912), pp. 51-77 (p. 62).

Andrew G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts, c.700-1600, in the Department of Manuscripts, the British Library, 2 vols (London: British Library, 1979), I, no.65.

Bonifatius Fischer, Lateinische Bibelhandschriften im frühen Mittelalter, Vetus Latina, 11 (Freiburg: Herder, 1985), 25A, 181, 400.

Bernhard Bischoff, Katalog der festlandischen Handschriften des neunten Jahrhunderts 5 volumes (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2004), II, Laon-Paderborn, no. 2363.

Scot McKendrick and Kathleen Doyle, Bible Manuscripts: 1400 Years of Scribes and Scripture (London: British Library, 2007), p. 44, fig. 31.

H.A.G Houghton, The Latin New Testament: A Guide to its Early History, Texts and Manuscripts (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 196, 278, 293.

Anton von Euw, St. Galler Buchkunst vom 8. bis zum Ende des 11. Jahrhunderts St. Gall: Verlag am Klosterhof, 2008), no. 88. pp. 104, 384, 385, 558.


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