Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Barb. lat. 1996 Monumentum Romanum Nicolao Claudio Perescio factum

  • Latin, Italian
  • Irish
  • 1637/38?
  • Continental manuscripts

A collection of funerary poems and other pieces in memory of Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (d. 1637), written by multiple hands and in a large variety of languages. The poems appeared in print in 1638, in the ‘Panglossia’ section of the Monumentum Romanum edited by Jean-Jacques Bouchard and it is supposed that the manuscript was compiled in preparation for that work. The volume includes a copy, in Gaelic script, of the Irish poem associated with Luke Wadding that appeared on p. 112 of the printed publication.

Collection: Codices Barberiniani latini
Barb. lat. 1996
Monumentum Romanum Nicolao Claudio Perescio factum
Provenance and related aspects
Latin, Italian Secondary: Irish
Origin, provenance
Provenance: Rome, Accademia degli UmoristiRome, Accademia degli Umoristi

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[dig. img.] Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana: digitized manuscripts, Online: Vatican Library. URL: <>.
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Secondary sources (select)

Petrucci Nardelli, Franca, “Il card. Francesco Barberini senior e la stampa a Roma”, Archivio della Società Romana di Storia Patria 108 (1985): 133–198.  

This article also appears in the author’s Fra stampa e legature (Vecchiarelli, 2000): 57-109.

Mhág Craith, Cuthbert, Dán na mBráthar Mionúr, 2 vols, vol. 2: Aistriúcháin, nótaí, etc., Scríbhinní Gaeilge na mBráthar Mionúr, 8, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1980.  
comments: English translation of poems 1-39 (edited in volume 1); Irish commentary on the poems in volume 1
Giblin, Cathaldus, “Vatican Library: MSS Barberini latini: a guide to the material of Irish interest on microfilm in the National Library, Dublin”, Archivium Hibernicum 18 (1955): 67–144.

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