St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 555 Adomnán, Vita sancti Columbae (abridged)

  • Latin
  • s. ixin
  • Continental manuscripts
  • vellum
Early 9th-century manuscript of an abridged version of Adomnán’s Vita sancti Columbae
Provenance and related aspects
s. ixin
early 9th century
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
19/19.5 cm x 14/14.5 cm
The list below has been collated from the table of contents, if available on this page,Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts. and incoming annotations for individual texts (again, if available).Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.


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.

[dig. img.] Flüeler, Christoph [project director], and Urs Baumann [photographer], e-codices: virtual manuscript library of Switzerland, Online: University of Freiburg, 2006–present. URL: <>.

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, 357–358 direct link
Scarpatetti, Beat Matthias von, Die Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, vol. 1.4: Codices 547–669: hagiographica, historica, geographica, 8.–18. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden, 2003.
Scherrer, Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen: Codices 1–1725, Halle: Waisenhaus, 1875.
Dennis Groenewegen
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