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HRC 103 Rucellai, Giovanni (1475-1525). "Oreste e Pylade," a tragedy. Italy (Florence): [17th century?]. 85 leaves: paper, 270 x 196 mm. (fol. 1-69) and 270 x 142 mm. (fol. 70-85). Written in Italian. The tragedy (fol. 1r-66v) is followed by three blank leaves, then a smaller gathering of sixteen leaves copied by Johannes Tartalea, public notary and citizen of Badia, Bolzano concerning the Comentaria Erythreae Sybillae ascribed to Fr. Ludovico de Tovar, Hispanus, O. P.; the prophecies of St. Brigid (chapter IX); schisms and persecutions of the Church; and the opening to prophecies of [St. Joachim?]. Binding: Bound in vellum over pasteboards; paste-paper endleaves. Provenance: Bookplate of the Rev. Walter Sneyd (1809-1888) of Cheverels, Hertfordshire on the inside front cover; signature of A. C. R. Carter on note card tipped in on front pastedown; the book was offered as no. 131 in an unidentified English-language bookseller's catalog; acquired by the Ransom Center in 1961 from Peter Eaton. Condition: Ink crystallization (fol. 1-66); water damage resulting in warping and staining from tide lines and mold. Use: Unrestricted, for either reading room or classroom use. Facsimile: Complete digital facsimile available. Information folder: Yes


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