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Girolamo Lupi: manual for train-bearers at Papal courts, c.1650

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9930

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Ownership inscriptions: on titlepage 'Ginesio A____colla', at end 'Giuseppa Dominici', Who went to the Scuola della Trinita dei Monti on 4 NOV, n.y.

Girolamo Lupi, caudatorio or train-bearer to the Cardinals at the Vatican, compiled this manual describing many ceremonial details observed at the Papal courts, in the mid-17th century. It was probably a fair copy to be given to new caudatori. Consists of 1 volume, in a contemporary limp vellum binding, Il Caudatorio... opera non men utile, e curiosa, che necessario à Cortegiani, et à Gentilhuomini che seanno nella Corte di Roma...; vestments of Cardinals and train-bearers for festivals of the year; ritual of specific masses and Papal courts; altar vessels, books for which train-bearers are responsible during mass; loose sheets at end, including privileges of Cardinals according to Cardinal Brancacci.


  • Creation: 1650

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Purchased from Justin Croft Antiquarian Books, 7 West Street, Faversham, Kent, ME13 7JE

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