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Ms. Codex 1650 - [Classical and Catholic miscellany]
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Other: Ms. Codex 1650 - [Classical and Catholic miscellany]
[Classical and Catholic miscellany] [manuscript].
[Netherlands?], [after 1650]
Physical description:
92 leaves : paper ; 154 x 100 mm bound to 159 x 104 mm.
Collection of scholarly and devotional materials, some copied from 17th-century publications. The Latin works in the front of the volume include indexes of Virgilian topoi and letters of Cicero; a devotional poem on the suffering of Christ and other unidentified poems; and selections from Jesuit-authored works published in Antwerp, such as a verse account of the lifting of a siege of Cambrai (Cameracum), a work on the cardinal virtues heavily based on classical authors, and part of an elegy by Guilielmus Becanus (Willem van der Beke). Starting from the back is a list in two columns of phrases in Latin and Dutch, in some entries pairing Latin synonyms and in others giving Dutch equivalents for Latin (f. 90v-81r).
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, 92; [i, 1-91 (36-80 blank)], modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.
Script: Written in cursive script.
Binding: Contemporary (17th-century?) parchment over cardboard; remnants of two pairs of leather ties.
Origin: Written, possibly in the Netherlands, after 1650 (first edition of Cameracum obsidione liberatum).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1650
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1650
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