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Ms. Codex 357 - [Sicilian religious poetry]
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[Sicilian religious poetry] [manuscript].
[Sicily, between 1600 and 1625]
Physical description:
148 leaves : paper ; 94 x 140 (46 x 83) mm. bound to 99 x 150 mm.
Italian, in the Sicilian dialect.
Collection of 60 poems in ottava rima on various religious themes. The author is unknown, but was probably an ecclesiastic.
Formerly part of the Giuseppe Martini collection.
Purchased, 1960.
Related names:
Martini, Giuseppe, 1870-1944, former owner.
Devotional literature, Italian.
Italian literature - Italy - Sicily.
Italian poetry - 17th century.
Religious poetry, Italian.
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, Italian - 17th century.
Manuscripts, European.
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