1 volume (398 leaves) : paper ; 32 x 22 cm or smaller bound to 30 x 25 cm + 1 sheet (paper ; 9.9 x 6.7 cm)
Compilation of manuscripts bound together by Cardinal Mario Marefoschi, including instructions, decisions, reports, correspondence, treatises, poems, discussions of the Jesuits, an index of Jewish observance, and calligraphy practice. Manuscripts include "Instruzione sopra la communicazione in diuinis de Cattolici cò scismatici ed eretici formata nel 1529"; "Summorum Pontificum Constiutiones et Decreta a novo E[minentissi]mo Cardinali, antequam in die publici Consistorii Pontificali Cardinalitio Pileo decoretur per legenda"; decisions of the Congregatio Ceremonialis in 1742; a treatise on the sacraments; "Stato in cui si trouauanole cose precisamente per l'elezione del nuouo Pontifice in occasione del conclaue e morte di Clemente XI"; minutes from the Secret Consistory for 1701, 1702, and 1706; copies of decisions and petitions; copies of letters written by Urban VIII and Alexander VIII; "Discursus super dispensatio matrimonali" signed by Franciscus Ciarpius; letters to Benedict XIII, dated 1727 and 1726; copies of brevi and reports; "Cerimonale praticatto nella Basilica Lateranensa ... di 18 Maggio 1772 in cui si porto a communicarsi in da. basilica"; "Riflessioni delle corti Borboniche sul Jesuitismo"; a copy of Clement XIV's Motu proprio and Ad propriam; copy of an extract of a letter in French from the King of Prussia to M. d'Alembert, dated 1772; an account of a sign that appeared in the sky; copies of two letters from Dionisio Sinigardi to the metropolitan church of Fermo; "Notizia della famiglia Compagni"; letters to Marefoschi from Clement de Barville and Alexander Cecchinius, among others; "De optima dicendi ratione oratio mar. IV kal. Maias MDCCXXXIII compagnoni"; two indices of Jewish observances titled "Series officij quotidiani prout se habet in libro qui dicitur Machazor seu Breviarium Hebraeorum in Italia commorantium typis impressum Venetijs AD 1731 in 8vo" and "Index ad Seder Tepillosh Hispanorum, Florentiae 1735, ad Seder Tepillosh Hispanorum, Venetijs 1738, ad Seder Tepillosh Italianorum, Venetijs 1738, et ad Machazor Italianorum , Venetijs 1731" ; "Mori la Principessa D. Constanza il de 3 Aprile 1665"; a panegyric addressed to Clement XIV; "Clementi XIV Pont. Max. ob aedes templum bibliothecam Ephebae quae Jesuitae tenebant publico Piceni metropolis lyceo a Nicolao IV instituto, a Paulo III restiuto munifice et large donata urbis macerat ordine"; "Mario Compagnonio Marefuschio S.R.E. Cardinal" dated 1773; a sonnet dedicated to Marefoschi by Luigi Alessandro Lupi; a sonnet in Italian and Latin "Per la nascita del Sereniss[im]o Arciduca d'Austria"; another sonnet dedicated to Leopold II, Archduke of Austria; miscellaneous notes and poems; and "Prologo delle tragicomedia Jesuitica opera." Some letters retain wax seals.
Ms. codex. Title devised by cataloger. Collation: Script: Written in multiple hands. Decoration: pen-and-ink drawing of a flower on the first folio of quire 7. Origin: Written in Italy during the eighteenth century. Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, the Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS 174.
Restrictions: Inquiries concerning this item should be directed to the reference librarian for the Robbins Collection.
Phillipps, T. Phillipps Manuscripts, 7608.
Mario Marefosch or Mario Compagnoni Marefoschi, born in 1714 in Macerta, was an Italian prelate and a cardinal. He was the nephew of Cardinal Propsero Marefoschi, and became prelate of Marefoschi in 1740. He assumed a number of offices in the years thereafter, including canon of the Vatican basilica, consultor of the index, and secretary of the Propaganda Fide. He was made a cardinal in 1770, and protector of Ireland, prefect of the Sacred Congregation of Rites, and archpriest of the Lateran basilica in 1771. He was a member of the commission to suppress the Jesuits in 1773. Marefoschi was camerlengo of College of Cardinals from 1778 to 1779. He died in 1780 in Rome.
Formerly in the collections of Sir Thomas Phillipps, the Earl of Guilford, and Mario Marefoschi. Marefoschi's book plate, with "Cod. 272" on upper pastedown. "XXII, 288/25 G" inscribed in ink on front pastedown. Phillipps label, "7608", affixed to spine.
Bound in vellum over pasteboard with cloth ties. "Miscellaneo di coie. diue M.S." and "XXII" inscribed in ink on spine.