Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 275 Collection of poetry
TitleCollection of poetry
Other related names
- Barberini, Antonio, 1607-1681, dedicatee
- Cosimo II, Grand Duke of Tuscany, 1590-1621, dedicatee
- Ferdinando VI Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, 1587-1626, dedicatee
- Marie de Médicis, Queen, consort of Henry IV, King of France, 1573-1642, dedicatee
- Urban VIII, Pope, 1568-1644, dedicatee
Call numberMs. Codex 275
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 1580887
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
- between 1600 and 1625?
Consists of three separate sections of poems and verses. The first section (f. 1r-114v) is dedicated to Cardinal Antonio Barberini (f. 1r) by "L'Accademico Innominato" (f. 3v). It contains many poems, including several addresses to Cardinal Antonio Barberini and one in praise of Pope Urban VIII. With corrections, possibly by the author. The second section (f. 118r-212r) consists of poems of various types--sonnets, canzoni, madrigals, etc.-- to various addressees, both fictitious and real, including Maria de' Medici (Queen of France), Ferdinando di Toscana, Cosimo II, Ferdinando Gonzaga, Pope Leo XI, etc., and one poem "In morte del re Filippo" (probably Philip III of Spain). The third section (f. 213r-254v) is titled "Canzonetti" and consists of miscellaneous poems.
- No author is named, but according to the descriptive notes of the bookseller Renzo Rizzi (on file in the Library), the author or authors were affiliated with the Accademia degli Alterati of Florence and Rome.
- Title supplied by cataloger. Spine title: Poesie.
Extent255 leaves : 220 x 169 (156 x 114) mm. bound to 237 x 176 mm
FoliationPaper, i + 256 + i; [1-256]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Irregular contemporary foliation in some sections.
BindingPaper boards, later in date than the text. The volume was probably assembled and bound sometime after the three sections were written. The three sections are of slightly different sizes, with the third section being markedly smaller in dimensions than the first two. Binding slightly loose. Stains and smudges. Some oxidation of ink, especially in the second section. Edges of some folios worn and frayed, especially in the second section.
- Sold by Renzo Rizzi, 1958.
- Italian literature--17th century
- Italian poetry--17th century
- Manuscripts, Italian--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
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