The Early Career of Scipio Dei Ricci
On certain afternoons in the autumn of 1757 the house of Mgr. Giovanni Bottari in Rome became the meeting place for many scholars and men of letters, most of them from Tuscany like himself.1 Among those who attended this religious salon of an official of the Vatican Library were Cardinal Neri Corsini, Canon Philip Martini, Fr. Anthony Niccolini, Mgr. Foggini, and a boy of sixteen, student at the Collegio Romano, Scipio dei Ricci.2
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