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The Storie Florentine of Bernardo Segni, written in the 16th century

MS. Add. D. 3
Held at the Weston Library

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The Storie Florentine of Bernardo Segni, in 15 books, without title or author's name; with annotations by Scipione Ammirato (d. 1601), as is attested in a document on fols. iii-vi signed by Ridolfo Giorgetti and Tommaso Gelli, Feb. 25, 1854, the owner of the MS. at that time being Ottavio Gigli, who had obtained it from the Biblioteca Rinuccini at Florence. At fol. 288b is a copy (from the original) of a letter of Lorenzo di Pier-Francesco de' Medici, in which he defends his murder of Alessandro de' Medici in 1537: beg. 'S' io auessi a giustificar le mia azioni.'.


  • Creation: written in the 16th century


301 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Italian


MS. Add. D. 3

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. V, no. 24764.

Custodial History

See above: no. 187 in some sale of about A.D. 1800.

Catalogue of the ... collection of Splendid Manuscripts ... formed by M. Guglielmo Libri 1859 no. 925*

Physical Facet

On paper


14 3/4 × 10 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom