Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1595 Recueil de brevets et autres pieces sur la calotte
TitleRecueil de brevets et autres pieces sur la calotte
Other related names
- Berry, Marie-Caroline de Bourbon-Sicile, duchesse de, 1798-1870, former owner
Call numberMs. Codex 1595
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5012165
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
- after 1725
Collection of satirical poems by and about the Régiment de la calotte, a secret society in existence from 1702 to 1734, whose purpose was to mock the folly and corruption of the French court. Most of the poems are titled as Brevets; supposedly conferring membership to the regiment upon the recipient, these satirical poems were distributed throughout Paris to ridicule those named in them. The manuscript shares content with the Mémoires pour servir a l'histoire de la calotte (first edition published in 1725), with footnotes in the printed edition appearing as marginal notes in the manuscript, but the order of items is very different. The names of the targets, which are abbreviated in the versions that appear in the 1752 edition of Mémoires pour servir a l'histoire de la calotte, are written out in full in the manuscript. Most of the content probably comes from the reign of Louis XV, as the occasional dates appearing in the text range from 1716 (f. 295v) to 1725 (f. 265v).
- Ms. codex.
- Title from title page (f. ii recto).
Extent396 leaves : 219 x 152 (161-167 x 95) mm. bound to 225 x 180 mm
FoliationPaper, 396; [i-iv], 1-338, [339-392] (f. 341-383 and 388-392 are blank), contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Binding18th-century calf with blind borders and gilt spine, including title Brevets sur la calotte, and marbled endpapers.
Painted coat of arms of the regiment (f. iii recto).
- Formerly in the library of Marie-Caroline de Bourbon-Sicile, duchesse de Berry.
- Sold at auction at Sotheby's with other items from the library of the duchesse de Berry, 8 June 2011, lot 170.
- Régiment de la calotte
- French poetry--18th century
- Satire, French
- Coats of arms
- Satire (document genre)
- Manuscripts, French--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
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