University of Chicago Library

Guide to Devotional book. Manuscript, 1493

© 2018 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary


Devotional book. Manuscript (Ms 79)



Manuscript Number:

Codex Ms 79


1 volume; 15 x 10 cm


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


34 "vigils and exhortations" for the salvation of the soul. Text in German. Codex Ms 79.

Information on Use


The manuscript is open for research.

Digital Images

Original documents, texts, and images represented by digital images linked to this finding aid are subject to U. S. copyright law. It is the user's sole responsibility to secure any necessary copyright permission to reproduce or publish documents, texts, and images from any holders of rights in the original materials.

The University of Chicago Library, in its capacity as owner of the physical property represented by the digital images linked to this finding aid, encourages the use of these materials for educational and scholarly purposes. Any reproduction or publication from these digital images requires that the following credit line be included: Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Commercial publication projects require the permission of the University of Chicago Library and may be subject to a use fee. To order publication-quality reproductions, or for permission to copy or use any part of the digital images attached to this finding aid for any commercial purposes, please contact the Special Collections Research Center.

The images presented here may include materials reflecting the attitudes, language, and stereotypes of an earlier time period. These materials are presented as historical resources in support of study and research. Inclusion of such materials does not constitute an endorsement of their content by the University of Chicago.

The University of Chicago Library appreciates hearing from anyone who may have information about any of the images in this collection.


When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Devotional book. Manuscript, Codex Ms 79, Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

Thirty-four "vigilgen und vermanungen" ("vigils and exhortations") for the salutation of the Soul. The form of all the exhortations is essentially similar: a short sentence followed by a prayer of thanks to Jesus Christ. Also includes an expanded version of the Lord's prayer and miscellaneous prayers including several to the Virgin and one for souls in purgatory. The first folio is in Latin, but the rest is almost entirely in German, with only a few interspersed Latin phrases.

Bound in soft red leather, perhaps the original binding.

Text in German (and some Latin).

26 folio leaves.

Additional description.

Related Resources

Browse finding aids by topic.

Subject Headings


Volume 1

Codex Ms 79

View manuscript.