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[Il pastor fido.] Imitation du Berge Fidele, pastorele Italiene pour...Charlote Helene Gaiant

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C85


A 17th- or 18th-century copy of the pastoral tragicomedy, Il pastor fido, written in 1590 by the Italian poet and diplomat, Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538-1612).


  • 17th-18th century


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1 volume : Binding: Vellum. Binding Title: The spine title on the vellum cover which may have come from another volume. Reads: Pasteur de Garini. Ornamentation: Text in gold, blue, and red ink. Material: Paper ; Volume measures no taller than 25 cm.

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Physical Location

MS C85

Custodial History

The full dedication following the title reads: "...pour Charlote Helene Gaiant. XIX [i.e. age 19]", suggesting that the book may have been a birthday present. In the ornament surrounding the title the initials CG and RG are both prominent, suggesting that the books was given to her (and possibly copied) by RG.

Bookplate: DeSAins Notaire a St. Quentin.

On last flyleaf: Louis de Rohan, Comtede Rochefort.

Guide to the Giovanni Batista Guarini Manuscript Collection
[Il pastor fido.] Imitation du Berge Fidele, pastorele Italiene pour...Charlote Helene Gaiant
Finding aid prepared by alh, 1963; revised by ksc, 2006. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006.
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Giovanni Batista Guarini manuscript, Department of Special Collections, MS C85, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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