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Ms. Codex 347 - Chiesa, Sebastiano - Capitolo de Frati : Distinto Raguaglio de loro Usi, Maneggi, e Costumi
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Other: Ms. Codex 347 - Chiesa, Sebastiano - Capitolo de Frati : Distinto Raguaglio de loro Usi, Maneggi, e Costumi
Author:
Chiesa, Sebastiano.
Title:
Capitolo de Frati [manuscript] Distinto Raguaglio de loro Usi, Maneggi, e Costumi / Opera del Padre N.N. Agostiniano.
Origin:
[Italy], 1754.
Physical description:
70, 72 leaves : paper ; 167 x 128 (98 x 85) mm. bound to 168 x 130 mm.
Summary:
Poem satirizing the Franciscan order, to which the writer appears to have belonged. Consists of eight cantos, arranged in 8-line stanzas, with volume one containing Cantos 1-4 and volume two containing Cantos 5-8. This manuscript consists only part of the entire work. The text of the poem as known from other sources consists of 16 cantos in all.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title, attribution and date from title page (v.1, p. i).
This work is known from other sources as "Il Capitolo Fratesco."
Note inside upper cover, v. 1: "Autore di quest' Opera è il Padre Tisabesano Secchia [sic]" (known from other sources as "Tisabesano Sechia"). This note appears to be in a slightly later hand than the text. A modern pencil note adds that this is a pseudonym for Sebastiano Chiesa, who is identified in other sources as the author of this poem.
Incipit (v. 1, p. 1): Canto primo. / Argomento. / Del Capitol Fratesco all' assegnato / Luogo arrivano i Frati a schiere, a schiere: / si grida, e rumoreggia in ogni Lato / ...
Incipit of first stanza of Canto primo (v. 1, p. 2): Del poetico genio altri la vena / co i liquor d' Ippocrene è di permesso / ...
Pagination: v. 1: Paper, 70; [ii], 1-137, [138]; v. 2: Paper, 72; [ii], 1-139, [140], [ii]; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners. There are occasional traces of other marginal numbers that were cut away when the leaves were trimmed at the time of binding.
Script: Written in a cursive script by a single hand.
Binding: Contemporary boards. Covers worn, especially at spine and edges. Front pastedown of first volume is pulling away from inside upper cover.
Origin: Written in Italy, 1754 (v.1, p. i).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 347
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 347
 
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