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Ms. Codex 277 - Cesis Savelli, Francesco - Il Goffredo : Opera drammatica heroica
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Author:
Cesis Savelli, Francesco.
Title:
Il Goffredo : Opera drammatica heroica [manuscript] / composta dal Sig[nor] Colonello Don Francesco Cesis Savelli Romano.
Origin:
[Italy, ca. 1653]
Physical description:
116 leaves : paper, col. ill. ; 203 x 148 mm. bound to 205 x 158 mm.
Summary:
Text of a play, Il Goffredo, by Francesco Cesis Savelli.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title and attribution from title page (f. 2r). Same title on spine label.
The play was written in 1653 and was performed in Cotrone in June of that year (f. 2r). There is no specific indication of when this copy was made, but it appears to be contemporary with the date of the work.
Foliation: Paper, i (modern paper) + 116 + i (modern paper); 1-91, [i], 92-115; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto (one folio was skipped, probably inadvertently). Irregular contemporary pagination and foliation, upper right recto of some leaves.
Script: Written in a cursive script by a single hand.
Decoration: Color illustration of Hercules (f. 3v) and the siege of a Turkish fort (f. 14r). Decorative filigree on other folios.
Binding: Modern parchment. Leaves stained and smudged. Evidence of repairs to corners of some leaves. Leaves appear to have been trimmed before being rebound (some of decorative filigree on f. 9r trimmed away). Some leaves fragile.
Origin: Written in Italy, 1653 (f. 2r).
Inscription "Bartolo Marturani 1644 [sic!]" on f. 3r. The name Bartolo Martorano is given at the bottom of f. 2r and identified as "Padrone &."
Bookseller's description in Italian pasted to recto of front endleaf.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 277.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 277
 
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