Manuscript account of the murder of Francesco Cenci by Beatrice Cenci and her siblings; copied in the hand of the English painter and antiquarian Seymour Stocker Kirkup, from a manuscript collated with the original sixteenth-century codex in the Biblioteca Vaticana in Rome. Preceded by an excised and mounted armorial engraving with Kirkup's note, "Questo foglio fu brovato dal Signor Stefano Audin, in Firenze, 1840, sopra la guardia da un libro. Francesco era il nome del padre della celebre Beatrice Cenci di Roma in 1595." Bound in later 19th century half-calf with marbled boards, spine gilt.
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