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Codex by Girolamo Garzoni

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C110


Book on the divine right of the Holy Roman Empire, dedicated to Rudolph II, who was to become Emperor in 1576 and who had become Roman king in October 1577, and written by Girolamo Garzoni, a legal writer and auditor in Ferrara. At the end of the Latin form of his name, the word Auximate means from Osimo, Italy, his birthplace, though the volume may have been written in Austria.


  • 1575


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1 volume : Binding: limp vellum, leather cords. original? Formerly had woven tie-downs. Binding Title: Necessari Rom: Imper: Monarchia. Script: Cancellaresca. Inside cover page title: Necessaria Rom[ani] Imper[ii] monarchia. Autore Hieronymo Garzonio Auximate.

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Scope and Contents

Footnotes in the volume are numbered references in the text to separate section.

Modified: perhaps by author? See inserted dedication and leaf 82, and corrected caption-title. Marginal notes appear to be desired additions to text, perhaps in hand of leaf 82. Stub of excised leaf after leaf 21 (no text wanting, apparently); stubs after leaf 82. Lines added at end of Cap 1, probably in hand of leaf 82.

Leaf 2^r:Necessaria Rom[ani] Imper[ii] monarchia. Autore Hieronymo Garzonio Auximate.

Leaf 4^r: De necessaria Romani Imperil monarchia. Authore Hieronymo Garzonio Auximate. [De erased; author statement on label pasted over original text.]

To Rudolph II. Leaf 2^v: D.A. Divi Caesar. Rodulphi II Austrii divi Maximiliani II Imper. el. fil. impp.nep. ... haec quae solius Romani imperii regnique propria sunt in lucem revocata restitutaque sub foeliciss. illius inaugurationis initium hoc anno iubileo MDLXXV Hieronymus Garzonius Auximas inter homines, et servos minimus perpetuae fidelitis et devotionis, ergo humilime ac obsequentur. D.D.D.

To Johann Cobenzl, his patron, prochancellor of Charles, Archduke of Austria. leaves 3^r-v. Mentions serving Charles under the administration of Cobenzl. Dated MDLXXV. [Note: leaf inserted on stub.]

Incipit of text (leaf 4^r): Laudent paruuli Dominum. Lib. siue Cap 1. Romani Imperij super omnes gentes et nationes Monarchism diuintus institutam...


leaf 1: paste-down.

leaves 2-3: title-page and dedications

leaves 4-62: text (Cap II: leaf 29^r; Cap III: 37^v; Cap IV: 57^v)

leaves 63-81: footnotes--"Loca, et autoritates ad probationem."

Leaf 82^r: note--"Non obijciat...Gradisce 1570. H, Garzonius Auximas manu propria." [Note: leaf inserted on stub.]

leaves 83-102: blank (ruled for foot-notes)

leaf 103: paste-down.

Physical Location

MS C110

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Libreria Antiquaria Mediolanum, circa 1960.

Guide to a Codex by Girolamo Garzoni
Codex by Girolamo Garzoni
Finding aid prepared by alh, 1975; revised by ksc, 2006. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006.
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Codex by Girolamo Garzoni, Department of Special Collections, MS C110, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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