Ricci, Seymour ˜deœ 1881-1942

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Bibliographer, papyrologist, collector, and historian of Merovingian tapestries. De Ricci was an expert on the provenance of rare books. He created three reference books of manuscripts and rare books: Catalogue raisonné des premières impressions de Mayence, 1445-1467 , Guide de l'amateur de livres à gravures du XVIIIe siècle , and Census of Medieval Manuscripts in the United States and Canada . In the field of Egypt papyrology, De Ricci traveled throughout Egypt, North America, and Europe to study works in various collections, publishing a bibliography of Egyptology in Revue Archéologique (1917-1918), and the Receuil Champollion (1922). He compiled specific and detailed information on each collection that he studied, which included the maiolica pottery and signed bookbindings in the Mortimer L. Schiff collection, and the Merovingian tapestries in the Pierpont Morgan collection in New York City. On completion of his Census of Medieval Manuscripts in the United States and Canada in 1934, De Ricci approached the Institute of Historical Research in London with the possibility of conducting a similar survey of manuscript sources in the British Isles. De Ricci was continuing the process of listing and gathering information, begun in 1902, when he died in 1942.

For more information on the 'Bibliotheca Britannica Manuscripta' project, please consult Joan Gibbs, 'Seymour de Ricci's Bibliotheca Britannica Manuscripta' in Calligraphy and Palaeography: Essays presented to Alfred Fairbank on his 70th Birthday (Faber, London, 1965)

From the guide to the Ricci, Seymour Montefiore Robert Rosso de-, 1902-1955, (Senate House Library, University of London)

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creatorOf Ricci, Seymour de, 1881-1942. Autograph letter signed : to Belle Greene, 1909 Nov. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ricci, Seymour de, 1881-1942. The first folio [manuscript], 1926. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Jābir ibn Aflah, Abū Muhammad, 12th cent. Liber de astronomia [microform] : manuscript, [ca. 1300]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Ricci, Seymour de, 1881-1942. Feuerwerkbuch [microform]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Ricci, Seymour Montefiore Robert Rosso de-, 1902-1955 Senate House Library (University of London)
creatorOf Ricci, Seymour de, 1881-1942. Autograph letter signed : to Belle Greene, 1911 Sept. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ricci, Seymour de, 1881-1942. [Miscellaneous pamphlets, reprints, etc. by and about Seymour de Ricci.]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Ricci, Seymour de, 1881-1942. Autograph letter signed : to Belle Greene, 1911 July 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824. Hints from Horace : manuscript, 1811. Princeton University Library
referencedIn English literature mss., 1901-1950 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Ricci, Seymour de, 1881-1942. Autograph letter signed : to Pierpont Morgan, 1907 Oct. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824. Hints from Horace : manuscript, 1811. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Ricci, Seymour de, 1881-1942. [Census of medieval and renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada / by Seymour de Ricci, with the assistance of W. J. Wilson]. Queens Borough Public Library
creatorOf Ricci, Seymour de, 1881-1942. Copy of Belle Greene's reply, 1911 July 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936. George A. Plimpton papers, 1600-1940? Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Cornell University. Libraries. Dept. of Rare Books. Harris control sheets, 1969-1990. Cornell University Library
creatorOf William, of Ockham, ca. 1285-ca. 1349. Summa totius logicae [microform] : manuscript, [1350-1400]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Rosenbach Company. Correspondence, 1903-1953 Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Pappas, of Alexandria. Pappou Alexandreon synagogon mathematikon = [Pappas of Alexandria's mathematical problems] / Pappas of Alexandria. Newberry Library
referencedIn Henrietta C. Bartlett papers, 1471-1961 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Ricci, Seymour de, 1881-1942. Autograph letter signed S. de Ricci to: "Dear Mr. Plimpton" September 15,[1931]. Wellesley College
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associatedWith Bartlett, Henrietta C. (Henrietta Collins), 1873-1963 person
correspondedWith Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824. person
associatedWith Cornell University. Libraries. Dept. of Rare Books. corporateBody
correspondedWith Folger, Henry Clay, 1857-1930 person
associatedWith Greene, Belle da Costa, person
associatedWith Institute of Historical Research corporateBody
associatedWith Jābir ibn Aflah, Abū Muhammad, 12th cent. person
correspondedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925 person
associatedWith Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, person
associatedWith New York Public Library corporateBody
associatedWith New York University. Libraries corporateBody
associatedWith Paltsits, Victor Hugo, 1867-1952. person
associatedWith Pappas, of Alexandria. person
associatedWith Plimpton, George A. (George Arthur), 1855-1936. person
correspondedWith Rock, Edward, fl. 1926 person
associatedWith Rosenbach Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. person
associatedWith William, of Ockham, ca. 1285-ca. 1349. person
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Birth 1881-05-17

Death 1942-12-26

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