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Ms. Codex 580 - Pesaro, Francesco, 1740-1799 - [Libretto delli brevi]
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Other: Ms. Codex 580 - Pesaro, Francesco, 1740-1799 - [Libretto delli brevi]
Author:
Pesaro, Francesco, 1740-1799.
Title:
[Libretto delli brevi] [manuscript].
Origin:
[Italy], 1629.
Physical description:
104 leaves : paper ; 139 x 95 mm. bound to 137 x 100 mm.
Summary:
A testimonial in 24 chapters by Fra Francesco da Pesaro, a Capuchin monk, to the varied efficacies of an amulet of his manufacture, describing the uses of the amulet against disease, natural disasters, demonic and carnal temptations, witchcraft, and "fatture," etc. with examples of successful cases. The author claims to have received permission from the bishop of San Marino in 1606 for the use of the amulet.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch).
Incipit: Virtu delli brevi; primo, contra la fortuna del mare ... (f. 3r).
Foliation: Paper, 104; [i], 1-23, 23-38, 38-54, 56-60, [61-102]; contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Binding: Contemporary parchment.
Origin: Written in Italy on 2 August 1629 (f. i recto).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 580
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 580
 
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