Census of the Petrarch Manuscripts in the United States
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS GARDNER MUSEUM
Printed: 2. c. 1. 8.Dante, La Commedia , commentary by Cristoforo Landino, illustrated by Baccio Landino (Firenze: Nicolaus Laurentius, 1481) ( GW , 7966). first back flyleaf verso, in a late 15thߚcent humanistic cursive is the Nota de Laura , "Laura propriis virtutibus illustris ... exitus acriter ac viriliter cogitanti" (Nolhac, Pétrarque et l’humanisme, II, 286-87). The same person who wrote the Laura note also annotated the Commedia. ORIGIN
Written in Italy , s. XVex.. PROVENANCE
Inscribed on the first folio recto is "D[uke] of Crafton, 1781"; B. Quaritch purchased the volume from the sale of Alexander William Lindsay (1812-1880), the 25th Earl of Crawford; sold by Sotheby, 13 June 1887. Dutschke, Census, no. 15, pp. 70-71.
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