St Gall, Switzerland, Stiftsbibliothek, MS 462
(Heer Liederbuch)

Provenance: 1. Copied mostly in Paris, with later additions in Glarus. Compiled by Johannes Heer (ca. 1489-1553) of Glarus (inscription inside front cover and on f. 87': "Johannes Heer est possessor huius libri"; "Je suys au maistre Jehan her de glaris Lesquel moy / tient en grand honneur"); Heer was a friend of the chronicler Aegidius Tschudi (1505-72), also of Glarus. 2. Manuscript passed to Tschudi following Heer's death. 3. Sold 1768 with the rest of the Tschudi Nachlass to the Stiftsbibliothek.


16th century,
brown leather over pasteboard, with clasps
Decoration: blind tooled and stamped with ornamental designs
no edges
Endpapers: front: 4 (binio); back: 8 (bilfoium and ternio)
Binding restored in 1990 using original covers. New leather ties in original holes