Letters from Giovanni Della Casa and Alvise Priuli, mainly to Ludovico Beccadelli
Letters from Giovanni Della Casa and Alvise Priuli, mainly to Ludovico Beccadelli, with a few from them to other correspondents, and (fols. 80-137) fair copies of letters and speeches of Della Casa, 16th century.
Most of Della Casa's letters are printed in his Opere (Venice, 1752).
- Creation: 1525-1559
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Ital. c. 25, fols. 1-2].
MS. Ital. c. 25
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 16643
Letters from Giovanni Della Casa and Alvise Priuli, mainly to Ludovico Beccadelli.
Biographical / Historical
Giovanni della Casa (1503–1556), was an Italian poet, writer, diplomat, and inquisitor.
Alvise Priuli (d.1560) was an Italian noble.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, no. 47610.
- MS. DCCVII in the library of Jacopo Soranzo;
- Bought by M. L. Canonici soon after 1780;
- Bookplate of Walter Sneyd, who bought it in 1835.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bought, Sotheby's, 27 June 1932 (Sneyd sale), part of lot 156.
Bound for M. L. Canonici in red morocco, gilt, labelled 'Lettere autog. del Casa e di Alvise Priuli P. V.' on spine
- Letters from Giovanni Della Casa and Alvise Priuli, mainly to Ludovico Beccadelli
- EAD version 2019 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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