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Bod-Inc: P-157

Petrarca, Francesco

Trionfi (comm. Bernardo da Siena) e Canzoniere (comm. Franciscus Philelphus) [Italian].


Analysis of Content

Part I.

a2r Bernardo Da Siena: [Prologue addressed to] Borso d'Este, Duke of Modena. Incipit: ‘[P]ublio Cornelio Scipione illustrissimo .P. Nesuna magiore uictoria o piu singulare triumpho . . .’

a4v Bernardo Da Siena: [Commentary]. Incipit: ‘[D]escriue Messer Francesco il sensitiuo dominio fingendo Cupidine triomphare . . .’ See P‑154.

a4v Petrarca, Francesco: Trionfi. 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: ‘Et poi reuolsi gliochi in altre parte'), 477-504 (T Temporis), 511-38 (T Eternitatis). See Wilkins 389 D.XIII.

d7v Petrarca, Francesco: [Triumphus Cupidinis III, end]. Incipit: ‘So icostumi, et lor sospiri et canti | El parlar rotto, et il subito silentio . . . col assentio'; 4 more lines of verse. ed. Dutschke 276.

z5r [Colophon.]

Part II.

A1v Philelphus, Franciscus: ‘Prohemio' [addressed to] Filippo Maria Angelo Visconti, Duke of Milan. Incipit: ‘[F]iano forse alcuni o illustrissimo Principe . . .’

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 ilpresente sonetto fusse da messer Francesco Petrarcha . . .’ See P‑154.


Imprint: Venice: Leonardus Wild, 1481. Folio.


Collation: Part I: a10 b–g8 h6 i–x8 y z6; part II: A–H8 I K6.

Types: Types: Part I: 74 GB, text; 150 GB, headings; part II: 74 GB.

Leaves: 256 leaves.

Line number: 56 lines of commentary surrounding the text (part I: a3r); part II: A2r.

Type area: Type area: Part I: 205 ×121 mm (a3r); part II: 204 ×118 mm (A2r).

Remarks: Part I: capital spaces, some with guide-letters; part II: Capital spaces with guide-letters on A1v and A2r.


ISTC: ip00382000

Hain: HC *12768;

Goff: Goff P‑382;

Proctor: Pr 4460-1;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑281; CIBN P‑185; Fiske, p. 77; Hillard 1553; Oates 1788-9; Sheppard 3605-6.

LCN: 14493309, 14494356


Copy number: P-157(1)

Part I: wanting a1, presumably blank, and z6, containing the register. Part II: A1 backed.

Part II (Canzoniere) bound before part I (Trionfi).

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled black morocco, with sprinkled red-edged leaves and grey pastedowns.

Size: 305 × 190 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 299 × 176 mm.

On A1r various short quotations in Latin and Italian, in different humanist hands, among which is a quotation from Ov. Met. 15. 234-6: ‘Ouidio. Tempus edax rerumque tuque inuidiosa uetustas | omnia destruitis uiciata que dentibus eui | paulatim lenta consumitis omnia morte'; ‘Mors rapit imperium mors rapit hominum bonum(?)', ‘Il peggio e uiuer troppo', ‘Spes unicha fouet 1488'. On A1v ‘1513 adj 25 otubrio [ ] Gasparo Varciaro(?)'. On z5v after a transcription of the opening of Verg. A. 1. 1-7: ‘Arma virumque cano Troie qui primas ab oris . . . moenja urbes', ‘Io Comareno(?) . . . cossa . . .' follows: ‘Adj 15 marzo 1526 [ ] Franco(?) [ ] Alonso(?) sunjard[?] . . .' Some marginal notes in Italian, mainly extracting key words, in a humanist hand. Early manuscript foliation 1-252; for this copy see Dondi, ‘Censimento di incunaboli', 683 no. 6.

At the beginning of each part (a2r and A2r) an epigraphic initial is supplied in grey with gold edges, within a square azure ground with blue and white pen-work decoration; the coat of arms is inserted within a decorative border made, on a2r, of flowers and floral decoration, and on A2r of dolphins and precious stones; see Pächt and Alexander II, 112 no. pr. 96 (Venice).

Provenance: Unidentified coat of arms on A2r: azure, a fesse nebuly or, in chief two stars and in base a comet, of the second. Lionel Duckett (1651-1693); inscription on A1r: ‘Questo libro . . . appartiene a me Lionell Duckat'. Purchased for £0. 15. 0: see Catalogue of a Singularly Choice Selection of Rare Books . . . (London: Thomas Thorpe, 1833), part 2 no. 2465, and Books Purchased (1833), 19.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 2.32.

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