Giorgio Baffo: Poesia fisico-naturale

Scope and Content

Giorgio Baffo, 'Poesia fisico-naturale', written in the hand of P. C. Montchauss, 212 folios.

Administrative / Biographical History

Giorgio Baffo (1694-1768), poet, was born in Venice of an ancient family. In his works he attacked the city and the clergy. The erotic nature of his poems meant that they were not published while he was alive. He died in Venice in 1768.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by S. Gaselee, 1937.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

Custodial History

The volume was purchased by Stephen Gaselee of Magdalene College, Cambridge, at Sotheby's in 1934, being part of the stock of Messrs J. Pearson&Co., London.


For a list of editions of Baffo's poems see Guillaume Apollinaire, L'Oeuvre du Patricien de Venise Giorgio Baffo (Paris, 1910), pp. 15 and 16.

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