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An Italian account of a pilgrimage from Genoa, written in the 16th century

MS. Add. A. 18
Held at the Weston Library

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An Italian account of a pilgrimage from Genoa (see fol. Iv, St. John Baptist patron of the city), or possibly Florence, by Venice to Jerusalem: the traveller left Florence on May 16, 1489. Many Latin prayers and short offices used on the journey are interspersed: at the end of the introduction the writer says '& dipoi tu lectore che leggemi non sapendo apertamente el nome di questo misero pechatore ma comincenti a questo primo lettero che trouarrai & finendo trouarrai cl nome mio': but the clue does not seem to lead beyond 'Ser Mice ...', if so far.


  • Creation: written in the 16th century


111 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Italian
  • Latin


MS. Add. A. 18

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. 24772.

Custodial History

Catalogue of the ... collection of Splendid Manuscripts ... formed by M. Guglielmo Libri 1859 no. 1044*.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 1/2 × 6 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom