Manuscript on paper of 1) Italian poem warning against sin. 2) Italian sermons. 3) Notes on Christian, historical and other subjects, sermons, commonplaces, recipes etc., all in Italian. This is followed by notes on the churches and other buildings of the city, and the relics kept in the churches. 4) Latin proverbs and quotations in alphabetical order, to which other hands have made additions on blank spaces and pages. The sources as far as indicated are the Bible, the Church Fathers, a few Christian authors of the Middle Ages, pagan authors and philosophers. 5) Notes on monuments in Sinigallia. 6) Latin verses in honor of the Virgin. 7) Text of epitaphs in churches at Sinigallia, dated 1600-1602, in which the family names have been replaced by N. 8) Various notes in Italian, mainly historical. 9) Table of the times of sunrise (f. 97v: Sole) and noon (f. 98r: Mezogiorno) for all the days of the year, expressed in hours and minutes, according to the Italian system in which the day is divided into 24 hours of equal length and sunset = hour 0. 10) Various notes in Italian, i.a. a list of herbs, notes about popes and notes dated 1655 and 1656. The paper badly damaged by the acid ink, often impairing legibility. Some texts much faded. Collation impossible. Various scribes, mostly writing Humanistica Cursiva Currens difficult to decipher. Some parts are written by a more calligraphic hand, especially the original parts of artt. 4, 6 and 7. There is no decoration. Binding: Modern blue paper wrappers; on the spine a paper label with the printed inscription ITALIAN MISCELLANY. MS. c. 1650. Cite as: Miscellany. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Christian literature Italian poetry -- 17th century Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven Sermons, Italian
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Related Exhibit or Resource:
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
Beinecke MS 717
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
Number of Pages: 225
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