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Ms. Codex 565 - Memorie, antiche e moderne ; cose più notabili accadute in Firenze fino della fondazione
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Title:
Memorie, antiche e moderne ; cose più notabili accadute in Firenze fino della fondazione [manuscript].
Origin:
[Florence, circa 1780-1799]
Physical description:
257 leaves : paper ; 310 x 215 mm. bound to 330 x 240 mm.
Summary:
A collection of Florentine ephemera, in no particular order, but more chronological toward the end. The monuments and churches of Florence are thoroughly covered, and the treatment of the reigns of the Hapsburg Grand Dukes (1765-ca. 1793 when the book comes to an end) is also extensive, especially in the area of civic ritual and festival. Other topics include politics, crime, plagues and natural disasters, wars, religious orders, confraternities, local families, local miracles, etc. Several prayers for specific feast days are entered in the text. Length of entries varies from a few sentences to several pages. Table of contents at the beginning (p. i-xii) bound in at a slightly later date.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from heading (p. i).
Pagination: Paper, 257, i (contemporary paper); [xii], 1-499; irregular contemporary pagination in ink, [1-514], modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners.
Script: Written in at least three different hands, on various sizes and types of paper.
Binding: Contemporary parchment, torn in a number of places, cover nearly detached, some leaves detached. Manuscript is fragile, with severe oxidation of ink on several folios and stains and tears in others.
Origin: Written in Florence, 1793 is the last date in the text, appears to have been compiled in the 1780s and 1790s.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 565.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 565
 
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