384 pages : paper ; 266 x 196 (230 x 125) mm bound to 330 x 215 mm 1 microfilm reel : negative (MN 98-96) and positive (Robbins MS 23)
Formatted Contents Note
Fol. 1r: "[title] Relazione della corte o sia Curia Romana nello stato in cui si trova nel corrente anno 1766. Opera di Giovanni Domenico Goffoii Romano, maestro di lingue e gia agente nella medesima corte" ; fol. 2r-3v: Index ; pp. 1-370: "[text] Proemio. Siccome le api per fare il miele scorrono per i giardini e succhiano il meglio dai fiori pìù prelibati ... E qui fò fine, parendomi d'aver detto abbastanza per istruzzione di quelli signori e forestieri che bramano d'essere informati dello stile della Corte di Roma tanto decantata in ogni dove" ; last three fols. blank.
An account of the organization and functioning of the various branches of papal administration under Clement XIII (1758-1769) and his predecessors. It includes detailed descriptions of the four branches of the Roman Curia: political, ceremonial, curial, and judiciary. The author, a professor of languages in Rome, was also an agent in the Curia and thus derived first-hand knowledge of papal matters from frequenting the courts and congregations of the Roman Curia.
Ms. codex. Title from title page (fol. 1). Collation: Paper, pp. 384 (page numbering starts on the first page of text, after the index on fol. 4); 1-16¹²; catchwords on the verso of each folio. Layout: Written in 22 long lines. Margins ruled by folding. Script: Written in a neat cursive script by one hand. Binding: Unbound quires. When acquired, manuscript was bound in vellum over pasteboard with individual gatherings separated from one another and from the cover. Lower edge of back cover stained red. Title on spine on paper label reads "Relazione della Curia Romana nel 1766 Opera di Giovanni Domenico Goffoii." During conservation treatment this binding was removed and unbound quires are now kept in a protective box. Binding and full conservation treatment report are in manuscript file. Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, The Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS 23.
Once in the possession of a certain John Bellows of Gloucester (pink label inside back cover reads "John Bellows, Gloucester, steam press, Reference no. [not given]").
RBCAG Robbins MS 23
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