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'Nicolai Caputi medici Lyciensis Tractatus de Tarantula ... d. Nicolao Cirillo dicatus': a dissertation on the Tarantula spider, written in or soon after 1734 in Italy

MS. Douce 123
Held at the Weston Library

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With illustrations, including one of the author, an Italian sonnet (p. xxxi), and two letters between the author and Jacobus de Amicis (p. 133).

The preface is dated Jan. 3, 1734.

The volume bears the armorial bookplate of Frederick North earl of Guilford (d. 1827).


  • Creation: written in or soon after 1734 in Italy


200 pages

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 123

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 21697

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Physical Facet

On paper


9 1/2 × 7 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom