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"Oeuvres de Verri," Volume 2, 1810-1812

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of Joseph François Chalard's manuscript translations of four novels by the Italian author Alessandro Verri (1741-1816) into French, including "Les aventures de Sapho, poétesse de Mitylène" (Le avventure di Saffo poetessa di Mitilene), "La vie d'Erostrate" (La vita di Erostrato), and parts 1 and 2 of "Les nuits romaines au tombeau des Scipions" (Notti romane al sepolcro degli Scipioni). The manuscripts are written in brown ink in a single hand, with title pages for each work and chapter, and are bound into two volumes that bear the spine label "Oeuvres de Verri." The second volume also contains a brief biographical note about Chalard, which was written by his nephew and inserted after the translator's death. The translations appear to be unpublished.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were removed from the collection during 2019 processing.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

"Oeuvres de Verri," Volume 2; Joseph François Chalard Translations of Four Novels by Alessandro Verri, C1632, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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