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Italian Accounts of the Political Situation in Spain and Italy, 1630-1644

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8930-8931

Scope and Contents

Transcripts from the 17th century of accounts of political and military events in Spain and Italy, 1630-44. The volumes have the book-plates of H.E. Napier and Thomas Hodgkin. The transcripts are accompanied by letters, regarding their provenance: John Bohn to Thomas Hodgkin (1875), Luigi Firpo to Edward C. Hodgkin (1978), and Edward C. Hodgkin to the London Library (1992).


  • Creation: 1642-1644

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2 volume(s) (2 volumes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

From the collection of Italian manuscripts formed by Henry E. Napier (1789-1853), historian of Florence, purchased after his death by Thomas Hodgkin (1831-1913), historian. The Napier manuscripts were divided after Hodgkin's death among his descendents. Purchased by Library in 1992.

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