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Nafissa [manuscript].

Other Title:
Sforzo poetico.
Or che dalla Cappanna.
Publication:
[Italy, 16--]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
10 leaves : paper ; 200 x 133 (179 x 81) mm. bound to 202 x 139 mm.
Subjects:
Italian literature -- 17th century.
Italian poetry -- 17th century.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Librettos (document genre for music)
Manuscripts, Italian -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Language:
Italian.
Summary:
Apparently unpublished libretto to an Italian pastoral oratorio to be sung by a cast of three singers: the shepherdess Nafissa, her lover Tifo, and Apollo. The author of this "poetical effort" (lo sforzo poetico, f. 2r) was an Abbate G. P. who had chosen the typically frightening name "the Poisoned" (Invelenato) as a member of the "Academy of the Bedeviled" (indiavolati).
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from title page and caption title (f. 1r, 2r).
Caption title (f. 2r): La Nafissa, o vero lo sforzo poetico deli abbate D. G. P. trà gli Academici indiavolati detto S. Invelenito. Oratorio à tré.
Incipit (f. 2r): Or che dalla Cappanna[?] / ...
Collation: Paper, i + (modern paper) + 10 + i (modern paper); 1¹⁰; [1-10]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto.
Script: Written in a cursive script by a single Italian hand.
Binding: Modern paper.
Origin: Written in Italy in the 17th century (Zacour-Hirsch).
Bookseller's note (H. P. Kraus) on file in the Library.
Penn Provenance:
Sold in the collection of Giuseppe Martini to H. P. Kraus, ca. 1948.
Sold by H. P. Kraus (New York), 1960.
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), p. 113 (Ms. Italian 102).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 345
Contributor:
Martini, Giuseppe, 1870-1944, former owner.
OCLC:
155964444
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