Census of the Petrarch Manuscripts in the United States


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Lewis European Manuscripts T 188

(1 folio: from same ms. as Lewis European MSS T 189 , no. 113 in present Census.) Parch., 302 × 220 (205 × 152) mm., ruled in pale red ink, 2 columns of 37 lines, lettre bâtarde , no decoration. Petrarch, De remediis utriusque fortune , Prologue, inc. "//diversis tormentorum ac mortium generibus spoliatum ...", expl. "... Nichil enim est sine mensura ac partium proporcione formosum. Explicit prologus primi libri de remediis utriusque fortune" (the rubric for Bk. I appears at bottom of column B: "Incipit liber primus de etate florida et spe vite longioris") (ed. Basel, 1554, 5-6).1 ORIGIN
Written in France , s. XV2.
PROVENANCE
The stamp of John Frederick Lewis with note "Petrarch, c. 1425"; purchased from Maggs, Cat. 300, no. 13.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Ullman, no. 74; De Ricci, p. 2063, no. 218; Mann, "The Manuscripts of Petrarch’s De remediis", 83.

Notes
1. Lewis European Mss T 188 and T189 were once folios 3 and 7 respectively of Beinecke MS 203 (no. 70 of the present Census).

Abbreviations
De remediis utriusque fortune:
Francisci Petrarchae Florentini ... Opera quae extant omnia. Basileae, 1554. 1-254.
De Ricci
De Ricci, S. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. 3 vols. New York, 1935-40.
Mann, "The Manuscripts of Petrarch’s De remediis"
Mann, N. "The Manuscripts of Petrarch’s De remediis: A Checklist", Italia medioevale e umanistica, XIV (1971).
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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