Census of the Petrarch Manuscripts in the United States


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Mss Bd. Petrarch P D19 Z5

Paper (Huchet, similar to Briquet 7693), ff. 20, not foliated, 220 × 150 (150 × 75) mm., 25-27 long lines, 1-210, horizontal catchword on f. 10v, frame ruled in lead, written by one person, cursive humanistic script which becomes careless in the end. Decoration: f. 1, a 2ߚline initial; on f. 1, a note in the margin explaining the fatigue which L. Bruni mentions in the preface. Binding, limp parchment which contains a rhetorical text written in a cursive script with notarial features, s. XIVex., on the front cover is written "La vita di Dante e di Petrarcha" with the number 16 written above. ff. 1-19v, Leonardo Bruni, Vita di Dante e di Petrarca, title "Comincia il libro della vita, studii et costumi di Dante Alighieri et di messer Francesco Petrarcha poeti chiarissimi composta novissimamente da messer Lionardo cancelliere fiorentino"; f. 1rv, Preface, inc. "Avendo in questi giorni posto fine ... Vegnamo adunque prima al facto di Dante"; ff. 1v-13, Vita di Dante, "Comincia la vita di Dante Alighieri", inc. "Li maggiori di Dante furono in Firenze ...", expl. "... et permuta gli abitatori con volgere di sue rote"; ff. 13-19v, Vita di Petrarca, inc. "[F]rancesco Petrarca huomo di grande ingegnio ...", expl. "... come a chi merita dar si puote. Finis" (Baron, Leonardo Bruni Aretino, 50-69).
f. 20rv, frame ruled but blank.
2nd. f.: habitarono
ORIGIN
Written probably in Florence, Italy, in the third quarter of s. XV.
PROVENANCE
On the back cover is the label with a number "626"; W. Fiske no. A. 190006 on f. 1; W. Fiske bequest, Cat., 240.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Ullman, no. 38; De Ricci, pp. 1250-51, Pet. Z 61.

Abbreviations
Baron, Leonardo Bruni Aretino
Baron, H. Leonardo Bruni Aretino, Humanistisch-philosophische Schriften. Leipzig, 1928.
Briquet
Briquet, C.M. Les Filigranes, facsimile of the 1907 edition with supplementary material, ed. A. Stevenson. 4 vols. Amsterdam, 1968.
De Ricci
De Ricci, S. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. 3 vols. New York, 1935-40.
Ullman
Ullman, B. L. Petrarch Manuscripts in the United States (Censimento dei codici petrarcheschi, no. 1). Padova, 1964 (also in Italia medioevale e umanistica, v [1962], 443-475).

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