Census of the Petrarch Manuscripts in the United States


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Lewis European Manuscripts T 189.

(1 folio: from same ms. as Lewis European MSS T 188 , no. 112 in present Census.) Parch., 305 × 220 (205 × 152) mm., ruled in pale red ink, 2 columns of 37 lines, lettre bâtarde . Decorated initials in gold and blue with pen beading and flourishes ending in thin branching (G for Gaudium and R for Ratio).1 Petrarch, De remediis utriusque fortune , Bk. I, Chapters V-VIII, inc. "//immensum laborat mole sui. G. Vires in augmento sunt ...", expl. "... Itaque neminem laboris atque periculi meminisse iuvat nisi//" (ed. Basel, 1554, 11-12). ORIGIN
Written in France , s. XV2.
PROVENANCE
Stamp and signature of John Frederick Lewis.

Notes
1. See above, Beinecke MS 203.

Abbreviations
De remediis utriusque fortune:
Francisci Petrarchae Florentini ... Opera quae extant omnia. Basileae, 1554. 1-254.

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