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Ms. Codex 996 - Recueil de diverses poesies, 1756
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Other: Ms. Codex 996 - Recueil de diverses poesies, 1756
Title:
Recueil de diverses poesies, 1756 [manuscript].
Origin:
[France, between 1754 and 1756]
Physical description:
150 leaves : paper ; 180 x 111 mm. bound to 184 x 123 mm.
Summary:
Collection of poems in a variety of forms, including odes, elegies, epigrams, acrostics, epitaphs, and rondeaux, with a few prose pieces. A small number of the poems have attributions, such as the "Traduction de la première ode d'Horace" by the abbé Jean-Claude Fontaine; "Le danger des spectacles" by Louis-Etienne Arcère; and a few poems by Chrétien Guillaume de Lamoignon de Malesherbes. Of the many poems without attribution, several concern famous individuals, such as Voltaire, Mazarin, and Richelieu.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from title page (p. iii); date on both inscription and title page seems to have been changed from 1756 to 1754.
Pagination: Paper, i (contemporary paper) + 150 + i (contemporary paper) leaves; [viii], 1-20, 23-92, 97-199, [ii], 200-282, [viii]; contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners.
Decoration: Engraved border on title page showing a portal and two angels holding crown and royal arms (p. iii); small engraving of a man on shore pointing to a ship in distress with a printed poem beginning "Le monde est une mer orageuse implacable" (p. 282).
Binding: Contemporary marbled calf (Hirsch).
Origin: Written in France in 1754 or 1756.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 996
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 996
 
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