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
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
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.