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Ms. Codex 542 - Memorie particulari della città de Firenze e comincia l'anno MDCXIII essendo Sommo Pontefice Paolo V et Imperatore Mattia I e Gran Duca di Toscana Cosimo II
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Other: Ms. Codex 542 - Memorie particulari della città de Firenze e comincia l'anno MDCXIII essendo Sommo Pontefice Paolo V et Imperatore Mattia I e Gran Duca di Toscana Cosimo II
Title:
Memorie particulari della città de Firenze e comincia l'anno MDCXIII essendo Sommo Pontefice Paolo V et Imperatore Mattia I e Gran Duca di Toscana Cosimo II [manuscript].
Origin:
[Florence?, after 1635]
Physical description:
209 leaves : paper ; 221 x 174 (194 x 116) mm. bound to 230 x 185 mm.
Summary:
Annals of life in Florence from 1613-1635 with dated entries and some yearly summaries, told from a third-person objective stance. Describes court, civic, and religious ceremonial in some detail; unidentified writer was probably an official or perhaps a noble of the court. Also comments on commerce, grain prices, epidemics, new construction, births and deaths of public figures, natural disasters, etc.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from f. 2; spine title: Diario della città di Firenze del anno 1613 al 1635, marked XII below title [part of a larger work?]
Foliation: Paper, i (contemporary paper) + 209; [1-209], modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto (some blank folios between entries for separate years, f. 203-209 blank).
Script: Written in a cursive script by a single hand, with corrections and marginal notes in the same hand.
Binding: Contemporary parchment.
Origin: Written in Florence[?], after 1635.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 542
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 542
 
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