A Fragment from Lambach Abbey, Beinecke Library MS 1159
Graduale with German Neumes, [region of lake Constance, late 11th century].
A fragment of two leaves (bifolium) pasted on a binding, ca. 140 by 105 mm,
15/16 lines, written space 100 by 65 mm, brown ink, red capitals.
leaf.1r with four Alleluja-verses: Schlager nrs. 27u, 28a, 71d, 203a.
leaf 1v/2r pasted on the cover.
leaf 2v Eia recolamus from Notker Balbulus’ Liber hymnorum.
Wrap-around binding on: Acta apostolorum Graece et Latine. Monachii 1621.
From the library of the Benedictine abbey of Lambach in Austria, binding with the
monogram PAZL 1671 [= Placidus Hieber Abt zu Lambach].
The Beinecke has a large collection of fragments from Lambach Abbey, described in Robert Babcock’s Reconstructing a Medieval Library: Fragments from Lambach (1993) (Orbis). This fragment was purchased to demonstrate how the fragments were employed as binding material. The library has two additional printed books from Lambach with Placidus’ monogram: Compendivm hebreae chaldeaeqvae[!] grammatices per Matthaevm Avrigallvm (Wittenburg, 1525) (Orbis) and M. Tullii Ciceronis Orationum pars I-[III] / cum correctionibus P. Manutij, et annotationib. D. Lambini (Venice, 1570) (Orbis).