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LJS 346 Edicts concerning Jews in Mantua
TitleEdicts concerning Jews in Mantua
- Vincenzo I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, 1562-1612
- Gonzaga, Guglielmo, 1538-1587
- Gentilis, Matthaeus
Other related names
- Schoenberg, Lawrence J (former owner)
Call numberLJS 346
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4967239
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageItalian, with some Latin
Official copy of an edict issued by Vincenzo Gonzaga, duke of Mantua, in 1594 renewing privileges and amnesties of the Jews of Mantua, who were allowed to work as bankers, merchants, and butchers. The contemporary edict is preceded by copies of 2 earlier renewals, the first issued by Guglielmo Gonzaga, Vincenzo's father and the previous duke, in Goito in 1587, and the second issued by Vincenzo in 1590. All 3 copies, perhaps written by a chancery scribe, are signed by ducal chancellor Matthaeus Gentilis.
WatermarkCrown with countermark of IBC with 3-leaf clover above the B; flyleaves have 3 crescents above the word MEZZANA with countermark of the letter W topped with decorative flourishes.
Extent20 leaves : 355 x 245 (278-282 x 195-205) mm. bound to 355 x 255 mm
CollationPaper, i + 20 + i; 1²⁰; 1-13, [14-20] (14-20 blank); contemporary foliation in arabic numerals in ink and modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Catchwords on every page, lower right corner.
BindingMarbled paper over pasteboard.
LayoutWritten in 20 long lines, with initials and section numbers in the left margin.
ScriptWritten in an Italian cancellaresca script, signed in a different hand by Matthaeus Gentilis, ducal chancellor (f. 4v-5r, 8r-8v, 13v).
- Sold at auction at Sotheby's, 7 Dec. 1999, lot 24, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.
- Gift of Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Latin--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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Section: Edict, 4 April 1587, f. 1r
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Section: Edict, 25 October 1590, f. 6r
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Section: Edict, 10 November 1594, f. 9r