Census of the Petrarch Manuscripts in the United States


PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LIBRARY

Ms. Lat. 43

Parch., ff. I (modern paper) + 14 + I (modern paper), modern pencil foliation, 186 × 134 (132 × 76) mm., 27-33 long lines, 16 (+1st and -6th) 28, no catchwords or signatures, ruled in lead, written by two persons: 1) ff. 2-6v, and 2) ff. 7-14, both in a gothic library hand. Modest decoration: ff. 2-6v, 3ߚline blue initials with red ink decoration, harping and flourishes trailing into the margin, and red and blue paragraph marks; f. 7, space left blank for a 4ߚline initial; the space has been left blank also for the 2ߚline initials on f. 7; ff. 7-10, text is heavily glossed by the scribe; f. 11, space is left blank for a 4ߚline initial; ff. 7-10 have red and pale blue paragraph marks and ff. 11-14 have red initials. Binding, speckled brown paper over boards. ff. 11-14, Petrarch, Psalmi penitentiales , title "Laureati poete domini Francisci Petrarcha septem psalmi penitentiales incipiunt. Psalmus I", inc. "[H]eu michi misero quia iratum adversis ...", f. 11v, "... [I]nvocabo quem offendi ...", f. 12, "... [M]iserere dolorum meorum ...", f. 12, "... [R]ecordari libet ...", f. 13, "... [N]octes in memore ...", f. 13, "... [C]ircumvalarunt me nimici mei ...", f. 13v, "... [C]ogitabam stare ...", expl. "... ne coruam sub extremis. Gloria patri et filio et spiritu sancto sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper et in secula seculorum. Amen" (Cochin, Pétrarque, Les Psaumes pénitentiaux, 36-80). Ms. also contains: f. 1rv, blank.
ff. 2-6v, Alphabetum malarum mulierum , inc. (Prologue) "Ut ergo videatis chun Salamone, quam hamara sit mulier, formabo de eis unum alfabetum ... expono tibi novum alphabetum", (Text) "Avidum hanimal, ut enim ait Senecha ...", expl. "... super te maliciam doctrine neque hec adischuntur secundum Salamonem. Explicit alphabetum malarum mulierum. Deo sit semper gloria".
ff. 7-10, Aristotle, Ethics , extracts by Bartolomeo da Messina, title "[.]ahitum autem utique hiis dicere ... in quibus et circa quid", inc. "Capitulum I in quo determinat de bona fortuna dupliciter dubitando et veritatem determinando scilicet quid sit bona fortuna. [P]rimum questio est igitur semper hoc utique quis conveniens considerans dubitabit ...", expl. "... vocamus kalokagathiam etcetera".
ff. 10v and 14v, blank.
2nd. f.: (f. 3) danpnosum
ORIGIN
Written in Italy , s. XV.
PROVENANCE
Bought of H. Domizlaff, Munich, 1952.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Ullman, no. 78; De Ricci, Suppl., pp. 489-90, Lat. 43. Zachour, Catalogue, 10.

Abbreviations
Psalmi penitentiales:
Cochin, H. Pétrarque, Les Psaumes pénitentiaux publiés d’après le ms. de Lucerne. Paris, 1929.
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).
Zachour, Catalogue
Zachour, N., et al. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1965.

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