[Copies of correspondence and documents concerning the 1691 war between the Duchy of Savoy and France] [manuscript].

[Savoy, ca. 1690-1692]
124 leaves : paper ; 145-305 x 100-202 mm. bound to 209 x 160 mm. (large items folded)

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France -- History -- 17th century.
Savoy (France and Italy) -- History -- 17th century.
Hybrid books.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Bound collection of copies of correspondence and other miscellaneous items originally written in Turin or Milan. Copied without signatures or addresses on varied sizes of paper, with the larger documents folded. Generally but not entirely arranged in chronological order. Includes two printed items: Relatione di quanto è successo nell'assedio di Cuneo (Milan, 1691; ff. 54-57); and Lettera di Monsu il Marchese di Louvoi (Turin, 1691; ff. 113-116).
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, i + 124 + i; [1-124], modern foliation in pencil, upper right or upper center recto.
Script: Written in cursive script by numerous hands.
Binding: Contemporary (late 17th-century) paper over boards with paste paper spine and remnants of 2 pairs of cloth ties.
Origin: Written in Savoy (Zacour-Hirsch), copied from originals mostly written in Turin and Milan from 1690 to 1692.
Some items have pulled loose from the binding and some have lost text due to trimming of the leaves. The edges of most leaves are worn and frayed. Many stains and smudges. Some leaves show damage due to oxidation of ink.
A list of edible gifts for Pope Innocent XII dated 1696 formerly laid in this manuscript has been cataloged and housed separately as Misc Mss 30, University of Pennsylvania.
Penn Provenance:
Sold by Leo S. Olschki (Florence), 1952 (label inside upper cover, Ex libris Leonis S. Olschki, Bibliopolae Veneti, No. 19081).
Cited in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), pp. 96-97 (Ms. Italian 23).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 265
Lettera di Monsu il Marchese di Louvoi.
Relatione di quanto è successo nell'assedio della città di Cuneo.