Written in a Bavarian dialect, the poem is named after Wessobrunn Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in Bavaria. For centuries it was the repository of the manuscript, which is now in the Bavarian State Library in Munich.
Bound in a facsimile leather binding, the volume is blind-stamped with brass bosses & wooden peg in leather clasp. Ours comes with Die handschrift des Wessobrunner Gebets; Geleitwort zu der faksimile-ausgabe von A. von Eskardt, von Carl von Kraus (Munich: Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1922). The 1923 edition at Marquand Library includes an English language translation.