Abstract: In the fifteenth century a ca.-800 copy of the Pauline epistles was cut up in the Austrian Benedictine monastery of Mondsee and reused as binding material. Most of the fragments were detached in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and are today kept in the Austrian National Library as Cod. Ser. n. 2065, but some are still in situ in their host volumes. The large number of surviving pieces –211 in all – enabled a reconstruction of not only 95 former (partial) leaves, but also of the quire structure of the former manuscript. These reconstructions rely on codicological observations as well as comparisons with other surviving witnesses of the same textual traditions, such as München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 9544.
Keywords: reconstruction, Pauline epistles, textual transmission, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek