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Partenope liberata [manuscript] : Rivoluzione di Napoli con pienissimo raguaglio d'ogni successo, e trattati segreti, e palesi nell'anno 1647.

Author/Creator:
Donzelli, Giuseppe, 1596-1670.
Publication:
[Naples, ca. 1647]
Format/Description:
Manuscript
375 leaves : paper ; 214 x 153 (172 x 100) mm. bound to 224 x 172 mm.
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Subjects:
Masaniello, 1620-1647.
Italian poetry -- 17th century.
Naples (Kingdom) -- History -- Spanish rule, 1442-1707.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Manuscripts, Italian -- 17th century.
Manuscripts, European.
Language:
Italian, with later notes in English.
Summary:
A contemporary or slightly later manuscript copy of Donzelli's extensive history of the revolution in Naples. The printed edition appeared in 1647 as "Parte prima," comprising what in this manuscript is designated "libro primo" and "libro secundo." According to manuscript notes in this volume, "libro terzo" included here was never printed. Also includes two poems: Sonetti fatti per Masanello [sic], and Sonetto per la rivoluzione di Napoli, at the end of Part 2 (f. 309r, 310v).
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from caption title (f. 2r).
Foliation: Paper, ii (modern paper) + 375 + ii (modern paper); [1-375]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto. Irregular contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto.
Script: Written in three different cursive scripts in three different hands, with manuscript notes by owners on blank leaves.
Binding: Modern boards.
Origin: Written in Naples, ca. 1647 (f. 2r).
Penn Provenance:
Formerly owned by William Stirling (bookplate, inside upper cover); and possibly John Auldjo (initials, f. 374r).
Purchased, 1962.
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. 128 (Ms. Italian 171).
Lozzi, Biblioteca istorica, no. 3013
Publications about:
According to William Stirling's brief notes [in English] at the beginning and end of each part, Parts 1-2 were printed in 1647, but most copies destroyed; Part 3 was prepared for the press but not printed. See ms. note signed JA [John Auldjo?] on f. 63 of Part 3.
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 404
Contributor:
Stirling Maxwell, William, 1818-1878, former owner.
Contains:
Sonetti fatti per Masanello.
Sonetto per la rivoluzione di Napoli.
OCLC:
155968520