Census of the Petrarch Manuscripts in the United States


CHICAGO, ILLINOIS NEWBERRY LIBRARY

Ms. 63

Paper, ff. 114. ff. 49v-54r, Excerpts from Petrarch, Sequuntur nunc sententie, inc. "Amicus verus thesaurus est ..." (see: De remediis utriusque fortune , I, 52; Jakob Wimpfelings Adolescentia, with the collaboration of Franz Josef Worstbrock, with introduction, commentary and edition by Otto Herding, Munich, Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1965, p. 367). ff. 54v-56r, Petrarch, sentences, inc. "Amicum difficile est cognoscere ..." (see: De remediis utriusque fortune , I, 52; Jakob Wimpfelings Adolescentia, with the collaboration of Franz Josef Worstbrock, with introduction, commentary and edition by Otto Herding, Munich, Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1965, p. 367). f. 88rv, Petrarch, Carmen in laudem beatissime Marie Magdalene , Rerum senil. XV 15 app., inc. "Dulcis amica dei ..." (Poëmata minora, ed. Domenico Rossetti, III, App. II, Milan, 1831-34, pp. 22-24). Ms. also contains: Miscellany in several hands, including orations, letters, poems (disticha, epigrams, epigraphs), mainly in Latin with some bits in German verse. The pieces with dates range from 1483 to 1518. Other than Petrarch, the names of authors, correspondents, dedicatees include:Peter Boland; Matthaeus Bossus; Sebastian Brant; Ludovicus Brunus;Johann Burckard; Kilianus de Bybra; Sigfried de Castell, O.S.A. ; Jacobus Dracontius; Conradus Duntzenheim; Hieronymus Emser;Engelhard Funk; Johannes Gallinarius; Dietrich Gresemund, junior; N. Grieb;Petrus Guntherus; Petrus Hagenbacchius; Jacobus Han; Geiler von Kaysersberg;Johannes Lyncus Cornucervinus; Battista Mantovano; Jakob Merstetter;Thomas Murner; Johann Newber; Franciscus Paulus; Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini, alia Pius II; Konrad Reitter, O. Cist.; Stephanus Sarburgius;Wernherus de Selden, brother; Bianca Maria Sforza; Palla Spangel; Hans Spengler;Jakob Sturm; Peter Sturm; Gregorius Typhernas;Christoph von Utenheim; Adam Wernherus; Jakob Wimpfeling; Thomas Wolff, senior. A list of the texts in the manuscript is in Kristeller, Iter italicum, V, pp. 242b-244a, where he thanks Hans Baron for the information. See the article by O. Herding (cited below) for fuller discussion, including citations of printed texts and the edition of Jacob Wimpfeling, Conquestio . . . adversus iudaeos, from ff. 41-45 of this manuscript; Herding identifies one of the hands in the codex as Wimpfeling’s. ORIGIN
Germany , s. XVex.-XVIin. (between 1498 and 1508/09 for the material in Wimpfeling’s hand, with additions by others until ca. 1518)
BIBLIOGRAPHY
De Ricci, Suppl., p. 153; Kristeller, Iter italicum, V, pp. 242-244. O. Herding, "Zu einer humanistischen Handschrift 63 der Newberry Library Chicago," in Geschichte, Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft, Festschrift für Clemens Bauer, Berlin, 1974, pp. 153-187. Dutschke, "Supplement II," pp. 2-3.
Ms. not seen. The description is based on Kristeller, Iter italicum, and on Herding.

Abbreviations
Epystole metrice:
Francisci Petrarchae Poëmata minora quae extant ..., a cura di D. Rossetti. 3 vols. Milano, 1829-34; also in Rime, Trionfi ..., 705-805.
Dutschke, Supplement II
Dutschke, D. "Census of Petrarch Manuscripts in the United States: Supplement II," Studi Petrarcheschi, NS, vol. 18, 2005, pp. 1-22.

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