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Servite novice at the Convento dell'Annunziata, Florence

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C148


Collection of poetry written in two hands (A and B).


  • Creation: September 3, 1581 [date of dedication] (second half later?)


Language of Materials

Italian, Latin

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use


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1 volume : Bound in vellum contemporary to content. Tie-stubs? on leaf [i]. Elaborate black and red pen-ornament in Hand A's section. Paper support. ; Volume measures no taller than 25 cm.

Scope and Contents

Written in the script of the author? Fine cancelleresca. Hand B resembles closely Hand A; but see p's.

Leaves have been numbered in the volume. Volume begins with "Rime...", provenance information, and title page [i-ii]. Leaves 1-2 are a dedication to Servite General Jacobus [Attavanti], and 2 verso-3 verso are a dedicatory poem.

Leaves 4-40 verso include 21 Sonetti; 10 Canzoni; and 11 Latin poems, including 2 Odes, laudatory verses to five of his superiors, and a set of 3 epigrams.

In a second hand (hand B) on leaves 41 recto-64 recto are 3 Latin laudatory poems, 1 on Aurelius Menochius' becoming General of the order; about 29 Italian poems (or stanzas); and 2 Italian poems by others. [There is no leaf 55 or 60, they have been misnumbered].

After several blank leaves, 94 and 95 provide indexes to Carmina, Sonetti, Canzoni. Hand B indexes itself (incompletely) on leaf 96. Foliation may be by Hand B; Epigram from teacher to Cini inserted on 25 verso may be Hand B.

Poems appear laudatory, learned, pagan.

Physical Location

MS C148

Custodial History

Includes bookplates for Petri Ginori Conti and for the Bibliotheque dela Baron de [Warrenghien?]. Another name rubbed out on first few pages of volume.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

B. Rosenthal, 1963

Guide to the Giulio Cini Manuscript
Servite novice at the Convento dell'Annunziata, Florence
Finding aid prepared by alh, July 23, 1964. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2005.
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Giulio Cini Manuscript, Department of Special Collections, MS C148, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

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