Manuscripts of the Austrian National Library

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The Department of Manuscripts and Rare Books of the Austrian National Library in Vienna was formed in April 2008 by merging the departments of "Manuscripts, Autographs, and Closed Collections" and of "Incunabula, Old and Valuable Books".

Within the library, the manuscripts are given a signature of Cod. plus an abbreviation of the applicable grouping (mostly by language; in the case of the Japanese and Chinese collection, the more generic Cim., for cimelia "heirlooms, treasures" is used). When the context does not make clear that the manuscript is from Vienna, the abbreviation Cod. Vindob. is used, short for Codex Vindobonensis (after Vindobona, the ancient Roman name of Vienna).

The manuscripts are grouped as follows:

  • European manuscripts:
    • Cod. 1-15000 (old holdings)
    • Cod. Ser. n.1-50178 = Codices Series nova - new acquisitions from about 1870
  • Armenian manuscripts: Cod. Armen. 1-34 = Codices Armeniaci
  • Ethiopian manuscripts: Cod. Aethiop. 1-45 = Codices Aethiopici
  • Chinese manuscripts: Cim. Sin. 1-390 (gaps in the sequence of shelfmarks: Cim. Sin. 1-24, 163, 215, 384-390) = Cimelia Sinica
  • Georgian manuscripts: Cod. Georg. 1-5 = Codices Georgici
  • Greek manuscripts:
    • Cod. Jur. gr. 1-18 = Codices Juridici graeci
    • Cod. Hist. gr. 1-130 = Codices Historici graeci
    • Cod. Phil. Gr. 1-347 = Codices Philologici et Philosophici graeci
    • Cod. Suppl. gr. 1-201 = Codices Supplementum graecum
    • Cod. Theol. gr. 1-337 = Codices Theologici graeci
  • Manuscript fragments: Fragm. = Fragmenta
  • Hebrew manuscripts: Cod. Hebr. 1-244 = Codices Hebraici
  • Indian manuscripts:
    • Cod. Ind. 1-171 = Codices Indici
    • Cod. Sanskr. 1-33 = Codices Sanskritici
  • Japanese manuscripts: Cim. Jap. 3, 9, 18, 21, 51 = Cimelia Japonica
  • Coptic manuscripts: Cod. Copt. 1-18 = Codices Coptici
  • Manuscripts and art albums: Cod. Min. 1-143 = Codices Miniati
  • Mexican manuscripts: Cod. Mexic. 1-12 = Codices Mexicani
  • Mongolian manuscripts: Cod. Mongol. 1-2 = Codices Mongolici
  • Oriental manuscripts:
    • Cod. A. F. 1-557 = Alter Fond (Old grouping)
    • Cod. N. F. 1-479 = Neuer Fond (New grouping)
    • Cod. Mixt. 1-1943 = Codices Mixti (Mixed languages)
    • Cod. H. O. 1-231 = Codices Historia Osmanica (Ottoman history)
    • Cod. Gl. 1-250 = Codices of the Glaser collection
  • Slavic manuscripts: Cod. Slav. 1-236 (229-233 blank) = Codices Slavici
  • Syrian manuscripts: Cod. Syr. 1-11 = Codices Syriaci

The following is a list of especially notable manuscripts kept in Vienna.

European manuscripts[edit]

Latin New Testament[edit]

Greek manuscripts[edit]

Codices Philologici et Philosophici graecis[edit]

Codices Theologici graeci[edit]

  • Vienna Genesis, also known as Codex Vindobonensis Theol. Gr. 31, with two leaves of Codex Petropolitanus Purpureus
  • Minuscule 123, also known as Codex Vindobonensis Theol. Gr. 240, a minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, designated by 123 in the Gregory-Aland numbering
  • Minuscule 124, also known as Codex Vindobonensis Theol. Gr. 188, a minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, designated by 124 in the Gregory-Aland numbering
  • Minuscule 125, also known as Codex Vindobonensis Theol. Gr. 50, a minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, designated by 125 in the Gregory-Aland numbering
  • Minuscule 218, also known as Codex Vindobonensis Theol. Gr. 23, a minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, designated by 218 in the Gregory-Aland numbering
  • Minuscule 219, also known as Codex Vindobonensis Theol. Gr. 321, a minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, designated by 219 in the Gregory-Aland numbering
  • Minuscule 220, also known as Codex Vindobonensis Theol. Gr. 337, a minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, designated by 220 in the Gregory-Aland numbering
  • Minuscule 404, also known as Codex Vindobonensis Theol. Gr. 313, a minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, designated by 313 in the Gregory-Aland numbering
  • Minuscule 421, also known as Codex Vindobonensis Theol. Gr. 210, a minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, designated by 421 in the Gregory-Aland numbering
  • Minuscule 424, also known as Codex Vindobonensis Theol. Gr. 302, a minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, designated by 424 in the Gregory-Aland numbering
  • Minuscule 425, also known as Codex Vindobonensis Theol. Gr. 221, a minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, designated by 425 in the Gregory-Aland numbering
  • Minuscule 434, also known as Codex Vindobonensis Theol. Gr. 71, a minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, designated by 434 in the Gregory-Aland numbering

Codices Juridici graeci[edit]

  • Lectionary 45, also known as Codex Vindobonensis Jur. gr. 5, a lectionary manuscript of the New Testament, designated by 45 in the Gregory-Aland numbering, 10th century

Papyri[edit]

Codices Supplementum graecum[edit]

  • Minuscule 3, also known as Codex Vindobonensis Suppl. gr. 52, a minuscule manuscript of the New Testament, designated by 3 in the Gregory-Aland numbering

Codices Mexicani[edit]

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