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Antonio Francesco Gori - Jacques-Philippe d’Orville - 1744-7-14

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Antonio Francesco Gori - Jacques-Philippe d’Orville - 1744-7-14
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  5892
InstitutionName of Institution. Oxford, Bodleian Library
InventoryInventory number. MS D’Orville 499, f° 105-106
AuthorAuthor of the document. Antonio Francesco Gori
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Jacques-Philippe d'Orville
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . July 14, 1744
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Florence 43° 46' 11.53" N, 11° 15' 20.09" E
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Jacob Wetstein, Andreas Morell, Jean Foy-Vaillant
LiteratureReference to literature. Gori 17311, Morell 17342, Gori 17373
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  book, publisher, library
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence Latin
LinkLink to external information, e.g. Wikpedia con=I%20think%20customers%20would%20buy%20at%20120%20Pauli&baseurl=/forms/advanced&start=0&type=advanced&numFound=1
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

-Lettre du 14 juillet 1744 (de Florence): Despite Wetstenius’ shabby stingy behaviour and my exhausted ageing state and laborious efforts on my Museum Etruscum, I will consent out of affection and esteem for you to yield to your plea that I should resume my work on Morellius’ coins, and will strive my hardest to explain the coins and to get some part at least of my lucubrations ready to be shipped off by Sept. 1st. Meanwhile please write and inform Wetstenius. There are many copies of vols. 1 and 2 of the Museum Etruscum stored in London; vol. 3 will soon appear. If these could be exposed for sale in London I think customers would buy at 120 Pauli, and Wetstenius might effect an exchange of books with London. You will realise the awkwardness and tedium of the work imposed on me when I tell you I have no book on coinage to consult except Vaillant’s, and I have had to return books I need to the library; but I will do what I can on behalf of this great work and my own reputation (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS D’Orville 499, f° 105-106).


  1. ^  Gori, Antonio Francesco (1731), Museum Florentinum Exhibens Insigniora Vetustatis Monumenta quae Florentiniae sunt, I, Florence.
  2. ^  Morell, Andreas (1734), Thesaurus Morellianus, sive, Familiarum Romanarum numismata omnia: diligentissime undique conquisita, ad ipsorum nummorum fidem accuratissime delineata & iuxta ordinem Fulvii Ursini & Caroli Patini disposita, Weinstein, Amsterdam.
  3. ^  Gori, Antonio Francesco (1737), Museum Etruscum exhibens insignia veterum Etruscorum monumenta, I, Florence.