Crescimbeni, Giovanni Mario (1663-1728)

  • Crescimbeni, Giovanni Mario (1663-1728)
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


"Vita di Monsignore Giovanni Lancisi".

Partly Author's holograph MS: with notes and a Presentation Letter to Pope Clement XI, by Sinibaldo Doria, and an inserted autograph note by the Pope.



Physical description

1 volume 3 ll. + 121 ff. + 2 ll. (last bl.) inserted. folio. 28 x 201/2 cm. Original boards of wall-paper [?], with a gold flowered design on a crimson ground.


The presentation letter by Sinibaldo Doria (1664-1733) forms the third preliminary leaf. The 23 line note by Pope Clement XI (1649-1721) is inserted between fol. 15 and fol. 16.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1933. (65885)

Biographical note

The author was a distinguished literary man who came to Rome in 1680 and founded an Accademia degli Arcadi. He later took Orders, and was appointed Arciprete of the Church of Santa Maria in Rome by Pope Clement XI.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Ownership note

On the title-page is the library stamp of Cardinal Alessandro Albani (1692-1779), and his library number 781.

From the Library of Prince Baldassare Boncompagni (1821-1894). The Boncompagni manuscripts were catalogued by Enrico Narducci (Catalogo di manoscritti ora posseduti da D. Baldassarre Boncompagni), whose catalogue was published in two editions, 1862 and 1896, which differed in both content and numbering scheme. Accepted practice is therefore to cite both numbers, giving the 1896 number first followed by the earlier number in parentheses. This item is therefore known as Boncompagni 368 (196). It has a label 'Boncompagni 368' pasted on the spine.


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