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16 Italian arias and cantatas, early 18th cent.

MS. Mus. d. 256

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A presentation copy(?) of 16 anonynmous Italian arias and cantatas, with the last (fol. 42v) having an obbligato for tenor instrument. On fol. 1 the initial letter is gold within a pen-and-ink frame and drawing. Other initials are ornamental in pen-and-ink.

iii + 50 leaves.


  • early 18th cent.


53 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Italian


MS. Mus. d. 256

Other Finding Aids

RISM 800227484

Physical Facet

Watermarks: lamb and flag, pendant letters AP. Ruling, 4 staves, marginal ruling. Binding: reddish morocco, formerly with 4 pairs of silk ties, gold fillets and corner ornament, gold leaf-edges.


Narrow oblong 8° (i.e., the folio bifolium cut horizontally into four parts)

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom