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Ms. Codex 357 - [Sicilian religious poetry]
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Title:
[Sicilian religious poetry] [manuscript].
Origin:
[Sicily, between 1600 and 1625]
Physical description:
148 leaves : paper ; 94 x 140 (46 x 83) mm. bound to 99 x 150 mm.
Language(s):
Italian, in the Sicilian dialect.
Summary:
Collection of 60 poems in ottava rima on various religious themes. The author is unknown, but was probably an ecclesiastic.
Provenance:
Formerly part of the Giuseppe Martini collection.
Purchased, 1960.
Related names:
Martini, Giuseppe, 1870-1944, former owner.
Subject:
Devotional literature, Italian.
Italian literature - Italy - Sicily.
Italian poetry - 17th century.
Religious poetry, Italian.
Form / Genre:
Codices.
Anthologies.
Poems.
Manuscripts, Italian - 17th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, 160; [1-160]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.
Script: Written in a single delicate cursive hand, possibly that of the author.
Binding: Contemporary limp vellum. Cover is worn and slightly loose. Various stains and smudges. Edges of some leaves worn.
Origin: Written in Sicily in the early 17th century (Zacour-Hirsch).
Brief description, probably by an unidentified bookseller, on file in the Library.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), p. 116 (Ms. Italian 115).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 357.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 357

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Collection: Other
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Italian
Century: 17th century
Date: 1600
Genre: Anthologies
Genre: Codices
Genre: Manuscripts, European
Genre: Manuscripts, Italian - 17th century
Genre: Poems
Subject: Devotional literature, Italian
Subject: Italian literature
Subject: Italian poetry
Subject: Religious poetry, Italian
Geography: Italy
Geography: Sicily
Related names: Martini, Giuseppe, 1870-1944, former owner
Page material: Paper