Title, attribution and date from title page (v.1, p. i).
This work is known from other sources as "Il Capitolo Fratesco."
Note inside upper cover, v. 1: "Autore di quest' Opera è il Padre Tisabesano Secchia [sic]" (known from other sources as
"Tisabesano Sechia"). This note appears to be in a slightly later hand than the text. A modern pencil note adds that this
is a pseudonym for Sebastiano Chiesa, who is identified in other sources as the author of this poem.
Incipit (v. 1, p. 1): Canto primo. / Argomento. / Del Capitol Fratesco all' assegnato / Luogo arrivano i Frati a schiere,
a schiere: / si grida, e rumoreggia in ogni Lato / ...
Incipit of first stanza of Canto primo (v. 1, p. 2): Del poetico genio altri la vena / co i liquor d' Ippocrene è di permesso
Pagination: v. 1: Paper, 70; [ii], 1-137, ; v. 2: Paper, 72; [ii], 1-139, , [ii]; contemporary pagination in ink,
upper outer corners. There are occasional traces of other marginal numbers that were cut away when the leaves were trimmed
at the time of binding.
Script: Written in a cursive script by a single hand.
Binding: Contemporary boards. Covers worn, especially at spine and edges. Front pastedown of first volume is pulling away
from inside upper cover.
Origin: Written in Italy, 1754 (v.1, p. i).