Census of the Petrarch Manuscripts in the United States


CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS HARVARD COLLEGE, HOUGHTON LIBRARY

Ms. Typ. 425

Parch., ff. 92 not numbered, 260 × 190 mm., written in a humanistic script. Decoration: one illuminated border and 7 illuminated initials. Binding: bound in 19thߚcent. mottled sheepskin. ff. 1-2, Petrarch, Vita Terrentii . Ms. also contains: f. 2rv, Argumentum Andriae , inc. "Orto bello ...". (Y. F. Riou, "Essai sur la tradition manuscrite du "Commentum Brunsianum" ..., Revue d’histoire des textes, 3 [1973], 109-13). f. 2v, Epithaphium Terentii (Anthologia latina 487 c). ff. 3-17v, Andria . ff. 17v-33v, Eunuchus . ff. 34-49, Heauton Timorumenos . ff. 49-63, Adelphoe . ff. 63-75v, Hecyra . ff. 75v-91v, Phormio . ORIGIN
Written in Ferrara in 1463, see colophon on f. 92, "Scriptum Ferrarie anno MoCCCCoLXIIIo indictione undecima die Sabati XVIIo mensis decembris hora XVI diei".
PROVENANCE
On f. 1, "Lucretii Pullodii de Al. ... et Alexandro filio", in a s. XVI-XVII hand; also on f. 1 is a coat of arms, unidentified.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
De Ricci, Suppl., p. 278. C. Villa, La "Lectura Terentii", I, Da Ildemaro a Francesco Petrarca (Padova, 1984) (Studi sul Petrarca, 17), 310.1 Dutschke, Census, no. 25, p. 92.

Notes
1. My thanks to C. Villa for information regarding this manuscript.

Abbreviations
De Ricci, Suppl.
Supplement of De Ricci, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada, originated by C.U. Faye and continued by W.H. Bond. New York, 1962.
Dutschke, Census
Dutschke, D. Census of Petrarch Manuscripts in the United States, Padova, 1986.

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