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LJS 179 Della natura delle cose libri VI
TitleDella natura delle cose libri VI
- Lucretius Carus, Titus
Other related names
- Marchetti, Alessandro, 1632-1714 (translator)
- Cosimo III, Grand-Duke of Tuscany, 1642-1723 (dedicatee)
- Glenbervie, Sylvester Douglas, Baron, 1743-1823 (former owner)
- Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872 (former owner)
- Stanitz, John D (former owner)
Call numberLJS 179
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5199129
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
- before 1746
17th-century Italian translation of De rerum natura by Alessandro Marchetti, a generally anti-Aristotelian teacher of philosophy and mathematics at Pisa. Publication of this translation was forbidden in Italy, so it was still being copied by hand in the 18th century. The translation breaks off early in Book 4 (4.265, f. 146v, with a dangling catchword), followed by a final page of text from slightly later in Book 4 (4.384-394, f. 147v).
Extent148 leaves : 155 x 104 (99-106 x 65-75) mm. bound to 164 x 120 mm
FoliationPaper, 148; [i], 1-88, 90-148, contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto. Catchwords on each page, lower right corner.
Binding18th- or 19th-century parchment with T. Lucret Caro del Marchett in gilt on spine; ribbon marker.
LayoutWritten in 13-22 long lines; outer margin marked by folding.
ScriptWritten in cursive script by a single hand.
- Possible ownership inscriptions on title page and end of extant text, 1746 (f. 1r, 147r).
- Formerly owned by Sylvester Douglas, Baron Glenbervie (armorial bookplate, inside upper cover); sold at auction at Messrs. Evans (London), 1823, to bookseller Thomas Thorpe.
- Formerly owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps, ms. 2571 (stamp on front flyleaf, label on spine).
- Sold as part of the residue of the Phillipps collection first to William H. Robinson Ltd., 1945, and again to H. P. Kraus, Mar. 1978.
- Appears in Kraus's List 203 (1983), no. 206.
- Formerly owned by John D. Stanitz (Cleveland, Ohio), Ms. 10.
- Acquired by Lawrence J. Schoenberg with other Stanitz manuscripts, Sept. 1997.
- Gift of Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle in honor of Amey Hutchins, Manuscripts Cataloging Librarian, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, 2013.
- Didactic poetry, Latin--Translations into Italian
- Philosophy, Ancient--Poetry
- Italian poetry--17th century
- Materialism--Early works to 1800
- Epicureans (Greek philosophy)--Early works to 1800
- Translations (documents)
- Manuscripts, Italian--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
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