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Giuseppe de Lama bound book of annotated poems

Call Number: MS C104


Bound book of poems, annotated. Fair copy (holograph?) made apparently to present to the dedicatee, "Madame la Comtesse Blanche Uggeri de la Somaglia" (Somaglia, Bianca Uggeri Capece della, 1743-1822, of Piacenza). The volume includes social verses with semi-biographical notes on the Parisians who inspired them and their own poems. There are also some political allusions.


  • Creation: 1795 - 1796


Language of Materials

French, one Italian piece, translations from English and Italian.

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Giuseppe de Lama

Guiseppe de Lama, 1756-1833, was from Parma. He had a Spanish father and a brother, Pierrin, in the service of the Duchess of Parma. de Lama traveled to Paris in 1785-1793 to broaden his mind; while there, he was introduced into the salons by the d'Argental and Pothodn families.


1 volume : Contemporary calf binding marbled with yellow, green, red; gold-tooled florid frame. Later paper labels: "Manuscritte. Prose e Versi." ; No taller than 25 cm.

Physical Location

MS C104

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Libreria Antiquaria Mediolanum.

Processing Information

Previously numbered MS Y210. Page numbers [in brackets] in this inventory are inferred; page numbers without brackets are numbered in the volume.

Guide to the Giuseppe de Lama Manuscript
Giuseppe de Lama bound book of annotated poems
Finding aid prepared by alh, January 8, 1974. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2005.
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Giuseppe de Lama bound book of annotated poems, MS C104, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

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