Census of the Petrarch Manuscripts in the United States


PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY PRINCETON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

Garrett 170

Paper (Huchet, similar to Briquet 7677), ff. I-IV (mod. paper) + 30 + I-IV (mod. paper), modern pencil foliation, 215 × 140 (136 × 80) mm., 20 running lines, 1-212 36, no catchwords or signatures, written by one person, semi-cursive script. Decoration: f. 1, 2ߚline light red initial with crude red pen decoration, harping, beading and flourishes; the same type of initial, 2ߚline, on ff. 2, 10v, 12v and 19v; occasional yellow washing of initials throughout; marginal notes, pointing hands by a contemporary and later person. Binding, brown calf over paper boards by Sangorski and Sutcliffe of London, on spine in gold letters is "Leonardo Bruni, Vita di Dante e di Petrarca, Ms". ff. 1-29, Leonardo Bruni, Vita di Dante e Petrarca, ff. 1-19, (Vita di Dante) title "Qui comincia la vita di Dante Alighieri compilata da messere Lionardo d’Arezzo nostro poeta fiorentino", inc. "Avendo in questi giorni posto fine a una opera assai lungha ...", expl. "... e così la fortuna questo mondo tira e permuta gli abitatori con volgere sue rote. Finis"; ff. 19-29, (Vita di Petrarca) title "Qui è finita la vita di Dante compilata da messer Lionardo d’Arezzo, e comincia quella di messer Francesco Petrarcha conpilata pel sopradetto messer Lionardo poeta fiorentino", inc. "Francescho Petrarcha huomo di grande ingegnio ...", expl. "... così ad chi non merita come a chi merita dare si puote. Finis. Deo gratias. Amen. Finita la vita di Dante Alligher et di messer Francesco Petrarcha facta per lo detto messer Leonardo d’Arezzo cittadino fiorentino l’anno MCCCCoXXXVI del mese di maggio fecit" (Solerti, Le vite, 288-92). f. 29v, a crudely executed drawing of a flutist.
f. 30rv, blank.
2nd. f.: scrivere
ORIGIN
Written in Italy , s. XV2.
PROVENANCE
On f. 30v, in a 16thߚcent. script is the note "Caro mio g[.] Carinari mi spia"; obtained by Robert Garrett from E. P. Goldschmidt (list 23, no. 3) in 1936 ("R.G. 1936" is written on the front pastedown); gift of Robert Garrett in 1942.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Ullman, no. 80; De Ricci, p. 464, no. 80 and Suppl., p. 2296, no. 170.

Abbreviations
Briquet
Briquet, C.M. Les Filigranes, facsimile of the 1907 edition with supplementary material, ed. A. Stevenson. 4 vols. Amsterdam, 1968.
De Ricci
De Ricci, S. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. 3 vols. New York, 1935-40.
Solerti, Le vite
Solerti, A. Le vite di Dante, Petrarca e Boccaccio scritte fino al secolo decimosesto ... Milano, 1904.
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.
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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