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Petrarca, Francesco

Opera (ed. Sebastian Brant).


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A1r [Title-page with list of contents.]

A1v Brant, Sebastian: ‘De Commendatione Impressionis Francisci Petrarchae Elogium'. Incipit: ‘Gloria Petrarchae, tanto est cumulata decore, | Vt sibi nil addi, nil minuiue queat'; 10 elegiac distichs.

A2r Petrarca, Francesco: Bucolicum carmen. The entire volume edited by Sebastian Brant. Il Bucolicum carmen e i suoi commenti inediti, ed. A. Avena (Padua, 1906, repr. Bologna 1969), 95-165, on this edition 44-45 no. 7; for eclogues I, VIII, and XI see Francesco Petrarca, Rime, Trionfi e poesie latine, ed. F. Neri, G. Martellotti, E. Bianchi, and N. Sapegno, La letteratura italiana, Storia e testi, 6 (Milan and Naples, 1951), 807-33; for eclogue X see Francesco Petrarca, Laurea occidens. Bucolicum carmen X, ed. G. Martellotti, Storia e letteratura. Note e discussioni erudite, 12 (Rome, 1968); see also M. Berghoff-Bührer, Das Bucolicum Carmen des Petrarca, Europäische Hochschulschriften, s. XV, 52 (Bern, 1991), eclogues 1-5, 8, and 11 only.

2A1r [Title-page.]

2A1v [List of contents, De vita solitaria, book I.]

2A2r Petrarca, Francesco: De vita solitaria [dedicated to] Philippus de Cabassole, bishop of Cavaillon. Francesco Petrarca, Prose, ed. G. Martellotti, P. G. Ricci, E. Carrara, and E. Bianchi (Milan and Naples, 1955), 286-590; Opere latine di Francesco Petrarca, ed. A. Bufano, 2 vols (Turin, 1975), I 262-564; Francesco Petrarca, De vita solitaria. Buch I, ed. K. A. E. Enenkel, Leidse Romanistische Reeks van de Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden, 24 (Leiden, 1990), 55-123, book I only.

2B6r [List of contents, De vita solitaria, book II.]

F1r Petrarca, Francesco [pseudo-; Nicolaus de Cusa]: De vera sapientia. Nicolaus de Cusa, Opera Omnia. V. Idiota, 3-24. Wrongly ascribed in the text to Francesco Petrarca; see R. Klibansky's letter to the editor of this text in Cusa, Opera Omnia, V pp. xxi–xxiv.

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r [List of contents, De remediis, book I.]

a3r Petrarca, Francesco: De remediis utriusque fortunae [dedicated to] Azo [Corrigius]. Franciscus Petrarcha, Opera quae extant omnia (Basel, 1554; repr. Gregg Press, Ridgewood, NJ, 1965), 1-254.

h1r [List of contents, De remediis, book II.]

2a1r [Title-page.]

2a2r Petrarca, Francesco: Secretum de contemptu mundi. Petrarca, Prose, ed. G. Martellotti and others, 22-214; Opere latine di Francesco Petrarca, ed. A. Bufano, 2 vols (Turin, 1975), I 44-258; Francesco Petrarca, Secretum, ed. E. Fenzi (Milan, 1992).

3a1r [List of contents.]

3a4r Petrarca, Francesco: Rerum memorandarum libri. Francesco Petrarca, Rerum memorandarum libri, ed. G. Billanovich, Edizione nazionale delle opere di Francesco Petrarca, 5 (Florence, 1945).

aa1r [Title-page.]

aa1v Petrarca, Francesco: Invectivae contra medicum obiurgantem [dedicated to] Clemens VI, Pont. Max. Opere latine di Francesco Petrarca, ed. A. Bufano, 2 vols (Turin, 1975), II 818-980.

3A1r [Title-page.] ‘Opus Epistolarum'.

3A1r Petrarca, Francesco: Epistulae familiares. Francesco Petrarca, Le familiari, ed. Vittorio Rossi, 4 vols, Edizione nazionale delle opere di Francesco Petrarca, 10-13 (Florence, 1933-42), I‑II 3-180 books 1-8, without the last two letters, 9-10, of book 8. The text is from the Βfamily, which consists of the text at the time of the divulgation of the first 8 books; see I xciii.

K6r Petrarca, Francesco: [Rerum senilium libri, letter XI 11]. Incipit: ‘Ad Lombardum de Siricho . . . Quid mihi de hac uita quam degimus uideatur interrogas . . .’ Explicit: uia est Petrarcha, Opera (1554), 779.

L1r Petrarca, Francesco: Epistulae sine nomine. ‘In librum epistolarum sine titulo'. P. Piur, Petrarcas ‘Buch ohne Namen' und die päpstliche Kurie, Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte, 6 (Halle, 1925), 163-238; on this edition 292-3 no. 1.

M4r Petrarca, Francesco: [Rerum senilium libri, letter XV 6]. ‘Ad quendam doctum adolescentem et eloquentem . . . Epistola'. Incipit: ‘[M]agnam tuis uberemque materiam . . .’ Explicit: uel nascenti. Petrarcha, Opera (1554), 810-12.

M5v Petrarca, Francesco: Epistola ad Carolum IV Romanorum et Bohemiae regem. Petrarca, Le familiari, ed. Rossi, II X 1 text Γ; and see Rossi I xciii.

M7r Petrarca, Francesco: Epistola de studiorum suorum successibus ad posteritatem [= Rerum senilium libri, letter XVIII 1]. Petrarca, Prose, ed. G. Martellotti and others, 2-18; Francesco Petrarca, Lettera ai posteri, ed. G. Villani (Rome, 1990).

M9r Petrarca, Francesco: Psalmi poenitentiales. Opere di Francesco Petrarca, ed. E. Bigi (Milan, 1963), 493-509.

4a1r ‘Capitulorum Epitomatis . . . annotatio.’

4a1r Petrarca, Francesco: [Compendium] de viris illustribus [dedicated to] Franciscus I de Carrharia, signore of Padua. ‘Quorundam uirorum illustrium . . . Epitoma'. ‘De Romulo primo Romanorum rege. Ca. I'. Incipit: ‘[H]ic adolescens materno auo in regnum Albanum . . .’ A short version of the author's De viris illustribus, from Romulus to Fabritius Lucius; see the critical notes to the text in Petrarca, Prose, ed. G. Martellotti et al., 1163-6, at 1165.

4a4v Siricho, Lombardus de: Supplementum in Epitomatis Illustrium virorum [dedicated to] Franciscus I de Carrharia, signore of Padua. ‘Prologus'. Incipit: ‘[S]entio quam grande opus ex praecepto nobilissimae clementiae . . .’ Petrarcha, Opera (1554), 558.

4a4v ‘Capitulorum supplementi annotatio.’

4a5r Siricho, Lombardus de: Supplementum in Epitomatis Illustrium virorum. ‘De Alexandro Macedonum rege. Ca. I'. Incipit: ‘[A]mplissima regis Alexandri Macedonis gesta . . .’ From Alexander Macedonum rex to Ulpius Traianus.

4b5v Rambaldis, Benevenutus de: Libellus Augustalis [dedicated to] Nicolaus II d'Este, signore of Ferrara. Incipit: ‘[O]ptas clarissime Marchio Heroicarum cultor uirtutum posse . . .’ Petrarcha, Opera (1554), 575-90.

4b10r [Colophon.]

4A1r [Title-page.]

4A2r Brant, Sebastian(?): ‘Annotatio principalium sententiarum . . . ex libris Francisci Petrarchae collectarum'. Incipit: ‘[A]braam non in palatiis sed in conuallibus . . .’


Imprint: Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1496. Folio.


Collation: A8 B6 C8 2A8 B–D6 E8 F4 a–f8.6 g10 h8 i–l6 m8 n–p6 q8 2a8 b c6 3a10+1 b6 c8 d e6 f g8 aa8 bb10 3A–K8.6 L8 M10 4a6 b10 4A8 B6 C8.


ISTC: ip00365000

Hain: HC 12749;

Goff: Goff P‑365;


Proctor: Pr 7608;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑276; CIBN P‑150; Fiske, p. 1; Oates 2791-2; Rhodes 1353; Sack, Freiburg, 2739; Sheppard 2452-3.

LCN: 14494661


Copy number: P-149(1)

In this copy gathering F of the second section, containing ‘De vera sapientia', is bound (following the order of contents on the title-page) after the ‘Secretum'.

Binding: Early nineteenth-century gold-tooled mottled calf with marbled pastedowns.

Size: 285 × 210 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 280 × 200 mm.

On A2r the five-line initial ‘M' is supplied in brown and gold within a square grey ground edged in gold; in the lower margin a border consisting of a branch and floral decoration (pansies).

Provenance: Richard Heber (1773-1833); stamp: ‘Bibliotheca Heberiana'; see Catalogue, 1 (1834), lot 1553. Purchased for £0. 14. 0; see Books Purchased (1834), 22.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 3.29.

Copy number: P-149(2)

In this copy gathering F of the second section, containing ‘De vera sapientia', is bound (following the order of contents on the title-page) after the ‘Secretum'.

Binding: Contemporary German (Mainz, ‘Gekrönter Heiliger = AW 142', active c.1496) blind-tooled quarter calf over wooden boards; two clasps and catches lost. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at head of lower cover. Triple fillets form a double frame. Within the outer frame a foliate staff with flowers and, at head and tail of the upper cover, a lozenge-shaped stamp too worn for identification; at head and tail of the lower cover a rosette stamp. The inner rectangle is decorated with merrythoughts and fleur-de-lis stamps. Seventeenth-century manuscript title on a rectangular paper label at head of the spine, ‘P [ ]' on a similar label at tail of the spine. The same tools are found on Sankt Paul, Austria, Benedikt, Ink. 641, which has a Mainz note of purchase of 1496 (ex informatione Jürgen Geiß, 19 June 1997 and 21 Oct. 2001).

Size: 297 × 210 × 70 mm.

Size of leaf: 283 × 201 mm.

Marginal notes, mainly extracting key words and commenting on the text, in an early humanist hand in brown ink and in another similar hand in red ink; occasional marginal notes in a later German hand.

Provenance: Fridericus De Herborn(?) (fl. 1496); deleted inscription on A1r: ‘Dono mihi dedit dominus Fridericus De Herborn[?] in F[ ] vicarius. Anno 1496'. Johannes Fierdag (fl. 1514). Bernhardus Auerbach (fl. 1514); inscription on A1r dated 21 Oct. 1514: ‘Anno domini Millesimo quingentesimo et decimo quarto die vero vigesima prima mensis octobris que fuit vndecim milia virginum. Ego Bernhardus Auerbach als. Altroet vicarius ecclesie sancti Albani extra muros Maguntia(?) Emi hunc librum pro vno floreno in moneta a domino Johanni Fierdag quem florenum ipsi persolui et dedi ante gradus ecclesie beate Marie virginis Maguntis(?) et dominus Paulus Stockel fecit mercatum et remisit ipsum ad me cui satisfeci quare nomen suum superius scriptum cassaui Dominus Magister Loer(?) primitus michi librum assignauit quare hodie nullus ab eo nec a me repetere poterit librum quia meus est et ego venditorem prefatum contentum reddidi'. Trier, North Rhine-Westphalia, Jesuits; inscription on A1r: ‘Collegii S. J. Treviris'. Paget Jackson Toynbee (1855-1932); book-plate. Purchased in Nov. 1900 for 12 francs(?): ‘Vente Herr[ ]' in pencil on a paper label, partly torn, pasted onto front pastedown. Presented to the Bodleian Library in 1913.

SHELFMARK: Toynbee 312.

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