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Ms. Codex 937 - Recueil de poësies
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Title:
Recueil de poësies [manuscript].
Origin:
[France, circa 1730-1775]
Physical description:
314 leaves : paper ; 184 x 144 (139 x 110) mm. bound to 190 x 158 mm.
Summary:
Collection of 18th-century French poems, including sonnets, madrigals, epigrams, epitaphs, odes, cantates, fables, and elegies. About one-third of the contents is the work of the former Jesuit Jean Baptiste Louis Gresset, including "Le Lutrin vivant," "Ver-Vert," "Le Carême impromptu," and three of his verse epistles, "La Chartreuse," "Les Ombres," and "Á ma muse." Items in the collection not attributed to Gresset include epitaphs for the duc de Villars (p. 124) and Molière (p. 126) , and an ode to Voltaire (p. 182). A table of contents lists the poems at the end.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from caption title (p. 1) and spine; Zacour-Hirsch lists the title as Recueil de poësie.
Pagination: Paper, iv (contemporary paper) + 314 + iv (contemporary paper); 1-604, 1-11, [i]; near-contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners.
Layout: Written in 15 long lines.
Script: Written in a cursive script.
Binding: Contemporary calf (Zacour-Hirsch); gold ornamentation on spine.
Origin: Written in France after the 1730s.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 937
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 937
 
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