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Title
Il Significato D'Alquanti belli & vari proverbi dell'Italica Favella
Alternative title
Il Significato d'alquanti Proverbi italiani
Author
Castelvetro, Giacomo Castelvetro, Giacopo Castelvetri, Giacomo Castelvetri, Giacopo Giacomo Castelvetri modonese Giacomo Castelvetri modenese
Scribe
Castelvetro, Giacomo
Note
Explanations of Italian proverbs
Resource type
text(manuscript)
Medium
Paper
Extent
[7], title page, 96 folios, [1]
Size
20 x 15,5 cm
Languages
it
Script
Italian humanist
Place of origin
Edinburgh
Country of origin
gd
Date created
1593-08-06
Shelf mark
GKS 2052 kvart
Collection
GKS
Selected references
Anders Toftgaard, "Måske vil vi engang glædes ved at mindes dette. Om Giacomo Castelvetros håndskrifter i Det Kongelige Bibliotek". In: Fund og Forskning i Det Kongelige Biblioteks Samlinger, vol. 50, 2011, pp. 191-228 (English summary pp. 224-228).
Comment
The manuscript GKS 2052 kvart contains a collection of Italian proverbs explained by Giacomo Castevetro (1546-1616). It is dedicated to Niels Krag (ca. 1550-1602), who was ambassador of the Danish King to the Scottish Court, and it is dated 6 August 1593. Since the author was concealed in the initials G.C.M., the manuscript has never before been described and never attributed to Giacomo Castelvetro. However, in the margin of the title page, a 16th century hand has added: "Giacomo Castelvetro modonese", and the entire manuscript is written in Giacomo Castelvetro's characteristic hand. The motto "Forsan et haec olim meminisse iubavit" (from Vergil's Aeneid I, 203) appears on all of the manuscripts that Castelvetro copied in Copenhagen. The manuscript is bound in parchment with guilded edges, and a guilded frame and central arabesque on both front cover and end cover.
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