Census of the Petrarch Manuscripts in the United States


CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA LIBRARY

Ms. 32

Paper (Huchet, Briquet 7683), ff. I (modern paper) + 16 + I (mod. paper), contemp. foliation 34-39, 151-160 and modern foliation, 363 × 263 (239 × 88), two columns of 46-51 lines, 16 24 36, dry point ruled, written by one person, a cursive mercantesca script. Decoration: the chapters begin with 3 to 5ߚline alternating plain red or blue initials; red and blue paragraph marks throughout; two pointing hands in margin; and, at the end of Vita di Marco Claudio Marcello on f. 6 is a skull with "O mors crudelis et seva" written in margin. Binding, quarter calf over paper boards. ff. 1-6v, Petrarch, De viris illustribus , Italian trans. by Donato Albanzani (lacking at the beginning and end), inc. (Vita di Marco Claudio Marcello) "//grosso ultra usanza da l’altra parte lo tardavano queli da Nola ...", expl. "... Perché nela vita era l’uxato d’esere lodato//" (L. Razzolini, Le vite degli uomini illustri di Francesco Petrarca volgarizzate da Donato degli Albanzani da Pratovecchio, I [Bologna, 1874], 267 [line 16]-315). ff. 7-16v, Lombardo della Seta, Supplementum in Petrarce de viris illustribus (lacking at beginning and end), inc. (Vita di Paolo Emilio) "//Capitolo de Paulo Emelio macedonico. In questa parte seguirò scrivendo di Paulo Emelio homo de singularissima excelentia ... cum non minore pompa dela sua sepoltura" (Razzolini, Le vite..., I, 637-59); ff. 9v-11, (Vita di Cecilio Metello) "Capitolo de Quinto Cecilio macedonicho. Io pensava esere asai exercitato cun due consoli ... come tu fosti da assimigliare ad pochi" (Razzolini, Le vite..., I, 781-793); ff. 11v-14, (Vita di Scipione Emiliano) "Capitolo de Scipione Emiliano africano posteriore. Hio (sic) guardo l’ordine de le cose fate ... sì grande delito contra te senza farne vendeta" (Razzolini, Le vite..., I, 711-737); ff. 14v-16v, (Vita di Mario) "Gaio Mario in capitolo 31. Guasta Cartagine credendo che tuto el paesse ...", expl. "... et subito arivo a quely et ordinatamente li arsali. I mauri et i numidi impauriti//" (Razzolini, Le vite..., I, 737-763, line 11).
2nd. f. (numbered 34): [da]rebe ala fama
ORIGIN
Written in Italy , s. XV.
PROVENANCE
From the Aaron Burtis Hunter Collection, 1929.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Ullman, no. 18; De Ricci, Suppl. p. 417, no. 32; Jasenas, p. 36, no. 26. Dutschke, Census, no. 27, pp. 94-95.

Abbreviations
Briquet
Briquet, C.M. Les Filigranes, facsimile of the 1907 edition with supplementary material, ed. A. Stevenson. 4 vols. Amsterdam, 1968.
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.
Dutschke, Census
Dutschke, D. Census of Petrarch Manuscripts in the United States, Padova, 1986.
Jasenas
Jasenas, M. Petrarch in America: A Survey of Petrarch Manuscripts. New York and Washington, D. C., 1974.
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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