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'Corbellone astuto ... opera arguta et dilettevole ... In Nichildon 1769'

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MS. Ital. c. 1
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'Corbellone astuto ... opera arguta et dilettevole ... In Nichildon 1769', a fortune-telling book, with elaborate diagrams, to be made use of with the aid of dice: there are thirty questions and numerous answers. A picture of 'Corbelone', dated 1805, is at p. iv, cf. 163: and some at least of the stencilling appears to be of that date.


  • Creation: Written in A.D. 1769


168 pages

Language of Materials

  • Italian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Ital. c. 1, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Ital. c. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20128


'Corbellone astuto ... opera arguta et dilettevole ... In Nichildon 1769'

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. 30131

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from the rev. G. J. Chester on May 5, 1890, for £1 10s.

Physical Facet

On paper, with two pictures, many coloured diagrams and stencilled ornaments


12 5/8 × 9 3/8 in.

'Corbellone astuto ... opera arguta et dilettevole ... In Nichildon 1769'
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
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