St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, Cod. Sang. 635

Sandy Maillard, Fragmentarium, 2018

General Information

Title: Breviary

Former Shelfmarks: Cod. Sang. 635

Material: Parchment

General Remarks:

From B.M. von Scarpatetti's description of the host volume: "Das Pergament-Fragment auf den Holzdeckeln entstammt einem Brevier in Octavo des 15. Jhs. in Textualis, hervorragende Hand, Bogenverbindung und elegante Lombarden."

Original Condition

Dimensions (Page Height): at least 330 mm

Dimensions (Page Width): at least 205 mm

Height of Written Area: at least 210 mm

Width of Written Area: at least 180 mm

Number of Lines: at least 23

Number of Columns: 1

Width of Columns: at least 180 mm

Line Height: 9 – 10 mm

Current Condition

Dimensions: 230 x 145 mm


  • Content Item
    • Text Language: latin
    • Title: Breviary
    • Content Description:


      • front pastedown and front cover:
        • Psalm 149:5 from lætabuntur in cubilibus suis to Psalm 150:6;
        • Isaiah 12:1 from Confite[bor] t[ibi] D[omi]ne to 6.
      • spine lining and back cover:
        • Psalms 127, 128, 129:1 to 5 et convertantur retrorsum
          o[mnes qui oderunt Sion].

Host Volume

Title: Paulus Diaconus, Historia Longobardorum

Date of Origin/Publication: around 800

Place of Origin/Publication: Northern Italy

Shelfmark: Cod. Sang. 635


This is a copy, significant in terms of textual history, of the Historia Longobardorum (History of the Langobards) by the Langobard monk and author Paulus Diaconus († 797/799), who was active in Montecassino. It was written in northern Italy, possibly in Verona, around 800 by a variety of hands. The volume has been at the monastery of St. Gall since the 9th century already.

Description on e-codices.