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Italian and Latin pieces, many of which are connected with Reggio in Lombardy, written in the 18th century in Italy

MS. Add. A. 19
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Italian and Latin pieces, many of which are connected with Reggio in Lombardy, made up of nine MSS.:

  1. (fol. 1) '[L'Arsinda, tragedia] del ... Fulvio Testi, ridotta ad uso di Teatro ...'.
  2. (fol. 49) 'L'Avaro, comedia', based on Molière's Avare.
  3. (fol. 104) 'Canzoniere del canonaco conte Francesco Ottavio Crispi, MS. Orig.', poems, almost all in Latin: the first is on a new theatre at Reggio, others are on scriptural and pastoral subjects. There is an index on fol. 188a, but four leaves are lost after fol. 162.
  4. (fol. 191) Gismonda, a tragedy by Girolamo (Silvano) Razzi.
  5. (fol. 214) L'Avarizia, a comedy by Girolamo Gigli. Fols. 214-430b were once pp. 143-580 of another volume. At fol. 290v follow a sentence of death on Count Giovanni Battista Nogarola, Sept. 23, 1763, a letter from Mari Antonio Nogarola about it (fol. 294v), and a declaration of L. F. de La Motte, bp. of Orleans, about injustice done to the Jesuits, Feb. 10, 1764 (fol. 297v).
  6. (fol. 307) An account of the Conclave of 1758 in which Clement xiii (Carlo Rezzonico) was made pope: followed by short pieces, among which are an account of the Prussian Court in 1753 (fol. 357v) and a declaration and letter of Voltaire, both of 1753 (fols. 365, 366).
  7. (fol. 376) The Facetie of Poggio, in Latin: followed at fol. 407v by some short pieces.
  8. (fol. 431) Life of Brandano (Bartomeo Caroli, d. 1554).
  9. (fol. 477) Life of Girolamo Curti, by count Carlo Cesare Malvasia, copied by Sigismondo Suzari of Reggio in 1764: followed by a few short pieces.


  • Creation: written in the 18th century in Italy


497 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Italian
  • Latin


MS. Add. A. 19

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. 24769.

Custodial History

This volume was in the 18th century 'Miscellanea Tomo No 275' (fol. ii, where there is a short list of contents). See MS. Add. A. 164.

Catalogue of the ... collection of Splendid Manuscripts ... formed by M. Guglielmo Libri 1859 no. 990*.

Physical Facet

On paper


9 7/8 × 6 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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