Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 998 Poesies choisies
- Benoist, J. B. A
Call numberMs. Codex 998
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 3760125
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
- 1738 and 1739
Collection of poems in a variety of forms such as contes, epitaphes, epitres, idilles, odes, and sonnets. Includes poems attributed to Racine (Poème sur la grace), Rousseau (Ode pindarique sur la destruction du Port Roial des Champs), Voltaire (Epitre à Uranie), and Mlle. Malevais de la Vigne. Also included are several French translations of classical works such as odes by Anacreon, the Batrachomyamachia (translated by the abbé de Louvois), and the fourth book of the Aeneid (translated by M. Boileau). A poem about events following the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1749 (f. 3v-5r at end) has been added after the index (f. 1-3 at end).
- Ms. codex.
- Title and compiler from title page (f. 3r); date from title page and p. 321.
Extent177 leaves : 201 x 134 mm. bound to 208 x 148 mm
FoliationPaper, i (contemporary paper) + 177 + i (contemporary paper); [iii], 1-71, 71-254, 245-321, [xiv]; contemporary pagination in ink, upper outer corners, with modern pencil corrections.
BindingContemporary calf (Hirsch).
- Purchased, 1967.
- Manuscripts, French--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
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