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Ms. Codex 964 - Cahier de chansons : romances, ariettes et autres mis en ordre par D. B... pour M[a]d[emoise]lle de la Barre en l'an 1783
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Other: Ms. Codex 964 - Cahier de chansons : romances, ariettes et autres mis en ordre par D. B... pour M[a]d[emoise]lle de la Barre en l'an 1783
Title:
Cahier de chansons [manuscript] : romances, ariettes et autres mis en ordre par D. B... pour M[a]d[emoise]lle de la Barre en l'an 1783.
Origin:
[France, 1783]
Physical description:
106 leaves : paper ; 198 x 139 (175 x 107) mm. bound to 203 x 148 mm.
Summary:
A collection of approximately 120 short poems, mostly love poems, followed by a table of contents of first lines.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title and date from title page (p. 1).
Pagination: Paper, iii (contemporary paper) + 106 + ii (contemporary paper) leaves; 1-109, 109-211; near-contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners. Earlier pagination trimmed away, but visible beginning around p. 60.
Pagination: Paper, fol. ii + 106 + i; the pagination in ink appears as 1-109, 109-211, but there were two pagination systems, with many of the earlier numbers cropped but visible beginning around p. 60.
Layout: Written in single columns; frame-ruled in lead.
Script: Written in a cursive script.
Binding: Contemporary calf (Zacour-Hirsch).
Origin: Written in France in 1783.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 964
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 964
 
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