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'Codice diplomatico del Consiglo d'Egitto sotto il governo di [Muhammad] Almostanser [= Al Mutasiru] Billah sultano ...'

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'Codice diplomatico del Consiglo d'Egitto sotto il governo di [Muhammad] Almostanser [=Al Mutasiru] Billah sultano ... trattante gli affari di Kostantina, Telesin, Tunisi, Rakad, Tripoli, Sicilia, Piccola, e Grande Calabria, dall' anno 1074 sino all' anno 1107. Ora ... tradotto nella Italiana favella dall' Originale Arabo Occidentale', in two volumes.

The epistle dedicatory to Ferdinand IV king of Naples (whose arms are on p. xiii) is signed 'Abbate Giuseppe Vella', Palermo, Sept. 6, 1789.

But the whole collection is a forgery by Vella, with whom Alfonso Airoldi was associated.

Dates

  • 1789

Extent

0.22 Linear metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Italian

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Add. C. 75].
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MSS. Add. C. 75-76

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18643

Abstract

'Codice diplomatico del Consiglo d'Egitto sotto il governo di [Muhammad] Almostanser [= Al Mutasiru] Billah sultano ...', written in A.D. 1789 by G. Vella.

Biographical / Historical

Giuseppe Vella (1740-1814) was a curate and writer.

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, nos. 28688-28689.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from C. J. Stewart, bookseller of London, in 1857 for £4 10s.
Title
'Codice diplomatico del Consiglo d'Egitto sotto il governo di [Muhammad] Almostanser [= Al Mutasiru] Billah sultano ...'
Status
Published
Author
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Date
EAD version 2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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