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Italian Literature & Language: Italian Special Collections at the Taylor Institution Library

Taylor Institution Library, Italian Special Collections: Battista Guarini, Il pastor fido

Guarini Collection Battista Guarini, Il pastor fido, scene from Act 1 (engraving, c. 1602; See Berthold Wiese, Erasmo Pèrcopo: Geschichte der Italienischen Litteratur, Leipzig und Wien 1910 [Wikimedia Commons])

Multiple editions of the 16th-century pastoral tragi-comedy by Battista Guarini, Il pastor fido. Records for Guarini editions held by the Taylor Institution are in the online catalogue (SOLO) as well as in a separate checklist:

Oxford images


Above: Gabriele d'Annunzio La crociata degli innocenti (Milano: L'Eroica, 1920) [Taylor Institution Library collection]

Taylor Institution Library, Founder's Special Collections

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Sir Robert Taylor (1714–1788), Architect.
By (or attributed to) William Miller
(Taylor Institution Library; photo credit: University of Oxford;
Art/UK; Public Catalogue Foundation/BBC Your Paintings)

Taylor Institution Library, Other Italian-Related Special Collections

Futurist Collection: Futurist-era publications.(Image: Corrado Govoni Poesie elettriche (Ferrara: A. Taddei, 1920)
[Taylor Institution Library])

Futurism, Fascism & the Art of War: Link to the Taylorian's blog post about our Futurist-era collection

Moore Collection: Circa 900 volumes by and about Dante. The collection was formed by Edward Moore (1835-1916), principal of St. Edmund Hall, Taylorian Lecturer in Dante (1895-1908), and a founder of the Dante Society (1876).

Oxford Dante Society: Abstracts of papers read before the Oxford Dante Society, 2 vols., 1876-98; and a minute book of the Oxford Dante Society, 1876-1968.

Early Modern collections: Link to the Taylorian's blog post about our Ariosto holdings

Italian-related Special Collections at the Taylorian