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Ms. Codex 346 Il Capitolo Fratesco
TitleIl Capitolo Fratesco
- Chiesa, Sebastiano
Other related names
- Lercari, Andrea Imperiale, b. 1623, former owner
Call numberMs. Codex 346
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 1580982
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Poem satirizing the monks of the Franciscan order, to which the writer appears to have belonged. Written in 14 cantos of 382 8-line stanzas. The text in this manuscript appears to be incomplete. At the end of Canto 14 (f. 228r) there are indications that a Canto 15 was to have followed. Other known copies of this poem consist of 16 cantos in all.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from title page (f. 1r).
- No indication of author. In other known copies of this poem the work is attributed to a Sebastiano Chiesa (pseudonym: Tisabesano Sechia).
- Incipit (f. 3r): Canto primo. / Argomento. / Al luogo del capitolo assegnato / arrivano i vocali à schiere à schiere / si grida, e romoreggia in ogni lato / ... (This does not include the preface "Al lettore" on f. 2r-v.).
- Incipit of first stanza in Canto primo: Del poetico genio altri la vena / cò Liquor d' Ippocrene, e di Permesso / ...
- Short dealer's description in English pasted to title page (f. 1r).
- Another copy or version of this poem is in Ms. Codex 347, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.
Extent238 leaves : 287 x 197 mm. bound to 309 x 212 mm
FoliationPaper, i (modern paper) + 238 + ii (modern paper); [1-238]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
BindingModern boards. Cover pulling away at upper hinge, tearing f. 1 in the process. Various stains. Edges of many leaves worn and fraying.
- Formerly owned by Andrea Imperiale Lercari of Genoa (label, f. 1r).
- Accessioned, 1960.
- Catholic Church--Discipline
- Franciscans--In literature
- Italian literature
- Italian poetry
- Monasticism and religious orders--Humor
- Manuscripts, Italian--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
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