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Bod-Inc: P-158

Petrarca, Francesco

Trionfi (comm. Bernardo da Siena) e Canzoniere (comm. Franciscus Philelphus and Hieronymus Squarzaficus) [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 victoria o piu singulare triumpho . . .’

a4r Bernardo Da Siena: [Commentary.] Incipit: ‘[D]escriue Messer Francesco il sensitiuo dominio fingendo cupidine trionphare . . .’ See P‑154.

a4r 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 389-90 D.XV.

d4v 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.

t8v [Colophon.]

Part II.

A2r Petrarca, Francesco: Canzoniere. ed. Santagata, nos 1, 3, 2, 4-79, 81-2, 80, 83-336, 350, 355, 337-47, 356-65, 351-2, 354, 353, 366. See also P‑151.

A2r Philelphus, Franciscus; Squarzaficus, Hieronymus: [Commentary addressed to] Filippo Maria Angelo Visconti, Duke of Milan. Incipit: ‘  “[V]oi chascoltate”. Quantunche il presente sonetto fusse da messer Francesco Petrarcha . . .’ Philelphus' commentary covers sonnets 1-136; Squarzaficus' sonnets 136-366. See P‑154.

N5v Squarzaficus, Hieronymus: [Editorial note addressed to] Mattheus Baroccius. Incipit: ‘Magna et excellente cossa sono Matthio dignissimo questi fragmenti di Petrarca . . .’


Imprint: Venice: Petrus de Plasiis Cremonensis, 1484. Folio.

Remarks: In two parts, dated: (I) 31 Mar. 1484; (II) 18 Aug. 1484.


Collation: Part I: a–t8; part II: A–M8 N6.


ISTC: ip00383000

Hain: HC *12769;

Goff: Goff P‑383;


Proctor: Pr 4478 (II);

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑282; Fiske, pp. 77-8; Sheppard 3613.

LCN: 14494260


Copy number: P-158(1)

Part II (Canzoniere) only. Wanting the blan k leaves A1 and N6.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century Italian gold-tooled green morocco; marbled pastedowns and pink silk bookmark; bound for Boutourlin(?).

Size: 316 × 214 × 24 mm.

Size of leaf: 307 × 204 mm.

On A2r an Italian (Venetian?) initial is supplied in gold within a square blue ground with blue and white decoration; the area defined by the letter is supplied in red with gold pen-work decoration, foliate and floral decoration, and gold dots, which extends into the margin; see Pächt and Alexander II, 112 no. pr. 103; for this copy see Dondi, ‘Censimento di incunaboli', 693 no. 34.

Provenance: Obliterated, unidentified coat of arms on A2r: partly per pale on the dexter side three crescents, on the sinister a fess, overall a label of Anjou. On the same leaf an obliterated circular black library stamp. Below it ‘Silvius Allius . . . 1812', erased. Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); armorial book-plate and shelfmark no. 344; see Catalogue (1831); purchased at his sale for £3. 0. 0: see sale catalogue (1839), lot 1231, and Books Purchased (1840), 24.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 4.35.

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