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Bod-Inc: P-155

Petrarca, Francesco

Trionfi (comm. Bernardo da Siena) e Canzoniere (comm. Franciscus Philelphus; ed. Nicolaus Thomaseolus) [Italian].


Analysis of Content

Part I.

[a1r] Bernardo Da Siena: [Prologue addressed to] Borso d'Este, Duke of Modena. Incipit: ‘[P]ublio Cornelio Scipione illustrissimo .P. Nisuna magiore uictoria o piu singulare triumpho . . .’

[a4r] Petrarca, Francesco: Trionfi. Edited by Nicolaus Thomaseolus. ed. Pacca and Paolino, 47-90 (T Cupidinis I), 135-76 (T Cupidinis III, with 4 extra lines at the end), 183-220 (T Cupidinis IV), 97-128 (T Cupidinis II), 227-64 (T Pudicitie), 543-6 (T Mortis Ia), 271-300 (T Mortis I, without first three lines), 309-46 (T Mortis II), 555-84 (T Fame Ia), 353-88 (T Fame I), 393-428 (T Fame II), 433-70 (T Fame III, ends with extra line: ‘E poi reuolsi gliochi in altre parte'), 477-504 (T Temporis), 511-38 (T Eternitatis). See Wilkins 388 D.IX.

[a4r] Bernardo Da Siena: [Commentary.] Incipit: ‘[D]escriui Miser Francesco il sensitiuo dominio fingendo cupidine triumphare . . .’ Each portion of commentary is printed below the portion of text to which it refers (BMC). See P‑154.

[d13r] Petrarca, Francesco: [Triumphus Cupidinis III, end]. Incipit: ‘So illoro costumi iloro sospiri et icanti | Et il parlare rotto et il subito silentio . . . col assentio'; 4 more lines of verse. ed. Dutschke 276.

[E12v] [Colophon.]

[*1r] [List of contents.]

Part II.

[a1r] Thomaseolus, Nicolaus: [Letter addressed to] ‘Luphus Numaius'. Incipit: ‘Francisci Philelfi uiri quidem nostre tempestatis disertissimi eloquentissimi . . .’

[a1v] ‘Registrum'.

[a1v] [Colophon.]

[a2r] Petrarca, Francesco: Canzoniere. ed. Santagata, nos 1, 3, 2, 4-79, 81-2, 80, 83-136. See also P‑151.

[a2r] Philelphus, Franciscus: [Commentary]. Incipit: ‘  “[V]oi chascoltate”. Quantunche il presente sonetto fusse da messere Francesco Petrarcha . . .’ See P‑154.


Imprint: Bologna: [Hannibal Malpiglius], 1475-6. Folio.

Remarks: In two parts, dated: (I) 27 Apr. 1475; (II) for Sigismundus de Libris, 1476. As assigned by Goff. Pr assigns to [Ugo Rugerius and Dionysius Bertochus].


Collation: Part I: [a–c10 d14 e–h8 i k10 l–n8 o6 p4 q12 r8 s10 t u8 x10 y z A8 B–D6 E12 *4]; part II: [a10 b–e8 f6 g–l8 m6 n–p8 q–s6].


ISTC: ip00380000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) R 12786; HC 12763;

Goff: Goff P‑380;

BMC: BMC VI 811;

Proctor: Pr 6530, 6531;

Others: CIBN P‑182; Fiske, pp. 74-5; Hillard 1552; Sheppard 5316.

LCN: 14493286


Copy number: P-155(1)

Part I only.

Gathering [*] is bound at the beginning.

Binding: Contemporary Italian (Bolognese?) blind-tooled reddish-brown sheep over unbevelled boards. Four round domed bosses on each cover (two missing from the upper cover). Two clasps (two nails), hinging on the upper cover, now lost. Catches in the form of trefoils with pointed apex. Quintuple fillets form a triple frame. Within the outer frame a border of a stylized floral tool; the innner rectangle is decorated with a five-line lozenge and saltire. Yellowish-brown edges. Single plain headbands. Sewn on five white leather split thongs. Roundels in a three-line diaper in the compartments of the spine. Parchment pastedown and conjoint free endleaf at front and back. Joints in the middle of gatherings and the outsides of gatherings reinforced with parchment. There are many points of similarity with the binding of Auct. O 2.20 (Bod-inc. O‑037). The border tool is of a Florentine type, but versions were used elsewhere.

Size: 348 × 226 × 68 mm.

Size of leaf: 335 × 222 mm.

Marginal notes in Italian, mainly extracting key words, in red ink in a slightly sloping humanistic hand to the end of gathering [c], and foliation in roman numerals to the end in the same hand. Marginal notes in brown ink in a different hand in gathering [d]; for this copy see Dondi, ‘Censimento di incunaboli', 681-2 no. 3.

A few paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: Purchased from Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Catalogue (1830), no. 2798, for £3. 3. 0: see Books Purchased (1830), 18.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q inf. 1.17.

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