Census of the Petrarch Manuscripts in the United States


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, HOOSE LIBRARY

091 A717e

Paper (Sirène, similar to Briquet 13870; étoile, similar to Briquet 5998), I + 48, modern pencil foliation, 282 × 204 (225 × 138) mm., 110 26 (+2nd; f. 12, the 2nd fol. of the quire, is tipped in with the text written in a contemporary hand) 316 416 (-1st), frame ruled in lead, 40 long lines, written by four persons: 1) ff. 1-14 and ff. 18-26, gothic book hand (f. 12 in a contemporary gothic script); 2) ff. 14-17v, cursive script; 3) ff. 26-36v, gothic book hand; 4) f. 37, gothic book hand. Decoration: space left blank for initials. Bound in brown mottled calf over paper boards with arms stamped in gold of Antoine-Balthazar de Jerente, Marquis de la Bruyère (1703-1780), on front and back cover with motto "In sperantia". f. 14, Petrarch, Epystola ad Italiam (Epist. metr. III, 24), title "Versus Francisci Petrarche ad commendacionem Ytalie", inc. "Salve cara Deo telus sanctissima salve ...", expl. "... Salve sancta parens terrarum gloria salve" (Petrarca, Rime, Trionfi e poesie latine , 804). f. 14rv, Barbato da Sulmona, Commentary on the first 23 words of Petrarch, Rer. famil. XII, 2, inc. "Iamtandem. Non vacat a misterio ...", expl. "... Et ideo adeo regna sunt" (N. F. Faraglia, "Barbato da Sulmona", Archivio storico italiano, s.v., III [1889], 355-56); cfr. N. F. Faraglia, I miei studi storici delle cose abruzzesi [Louvain, 1893], 154-57; G. Papponetti, Lo scrittoio degli umanisti, I. Barbato da Sulmona fra Petrarca e Boccaccio, [L’Aquila, 1984], 89-92). ff. 14v-17v, Petrarch, Rer. famil. XII, 2, title "Epistola domini Francisci Petrarche ad magnum senescallum de institutione regis", inc. "[I]amtandem, vir clarissime, perfidiam fides avariciam largitas ...", expl. "... et nos scimus, velocior ad sedes ethereas pervolabit. Vale, patria decus ac nostrum. Amen" (ed. Rossi, Le Familiari, III, 5-17). f. 17v, Petrarch, De remediis utriusque fortune (extract), title "Franciscus Petrarcha de Remedio utriusque fortune", inc. "Si animi pacem habere volueris ...", expl. "... Et sic mentis et corporis perfectam pacem obtinebis". Ms. also contains: ff. 1-14, Leonardo Bruni, translation and commentary of Libri Oeconomicorum Pseudo-Aristotelis , title "Proemium Leonardi Arretini corporis super librum Economicorum Aristotillis", inc. "[P]reciosa sunt interdum parvi corporis, quod lapili gemmeque testantur ... nunc ad testum Aristotillis veniamus. Aristotillis Economicorum liber primus a Leonardo Aretino e greco in Latinum converssus. [R]es familiaris et res publica inter se differunt ...", expl. "... ad illud statim quod antecessit in littera. Explicit comentarium super super (sic) economico Aristotelis" ( GW , 2435; Baron, Leonardo Bruni Aretino, 120-21 and 164-65). f. 17v, title "Cristofforus super Matheum", inc. "Qui enim sive tam irascitur reus est ...", expl. "... sed etiam bonos invitat ad malum". f. 17v, title "Terrentius", inc. "Peccat qui recto vivit ubi vicia prosunt ...", expl. "... Qui scripxit carmen sit benedictus. Amen". ff. 18-26, Buonaccorso da Montemagno, Controversia de nobilitate (attributed to Leonardo Bruni in ms. in a later hand), title "Liber Leonardi Arretini de nobilitate", inc. "[A]pud maiores nostros sepe de nobilitate dubitatum est ...", expl. "... utrum nostrum sit nobilior patres reverendissimi in vestra nunc sentencia relinquitur. Deo gratias. Amen". (Hain, 1576; Prose e rime de’ due Buonaccorsi da Montemagno ..., ed G. B. Casotti [Firenze, 1718], 2-97). ff. 26-36, Ps. Cicero, Synonyma , title "Cicero Valerio suo salutem", inc. "[C]ollegi ea que pluribus modis dicerentur ...", expl. "... subterfugere. Finis. Laus Deo" (Hain, 5347; see also G. Brugnoli, Studi sulle "Differentiae verborum" [Roma, 1955], 28-29).
f. 36v, blank.
f. 37, Leonardo Bruni, Letter to Niccolò Niccoli , (end lacking), inc. "[L]eonardus Arretinus Nicholao suo salutem plurimam dicit. Etsi ego, mi Nicholas prius quoque vehementer amabam Platonem tuum ...", expl. "... deinde ut verbum verbo sine ulla inconcinitate, aut absurditate reddi potest, libentissime omnium id ago; is//" (Leonardi Bruni Aretini Epistolarum libri VIII, Lib. I, Ep. 8, ed. L. Mehus, pars prima [Firenze, 1741], 15-17).
ff. 37v-48v, blank.
2nd. f.: et muliere
ORIGIN
Written in Italy , s. XV.
PROVENANCE
Owned by Antoine-Balthazar de Jerente, Marquis de la Bruyère (1703-1780: see E. Perrier, Les bibliophiles et les collectionneurs provençaux [Marseille, 1897], 256-58); no. 380 on a paper label on front cover; bought from Dr. Roderick Terry on 22 November 1938, written in pencil on f. 1 is "Terry 18.26 11-22-38 Hoose"; bookplate of James Harmon Hoose on front pastedown.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Ullman, no. 44; De Ricci, Suppl., p. 16, no. 8; Mann, "The Manuscripts of Petrarch’s De remediis", 81.

Abbreviations
Baron, Leonardo Bruni Aretino
Baron, H. Leonardo Bruni Aretino, Humanistisch-philosophische Schriften. Leipzig, 1928.
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.
GW
Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendruckee.
Hain
Repertorium bibliographicum.
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).
Rerum familiarium libri:
Le Familiari (Familiarium libri I-XXIV) di Francesco Petrarca, edizione critica per cura di V. Rossi. Firenze, 1933-42 (anastatic reproduction, Firenze, 1968), 4 vols. (vol. IV by U. Bosco).
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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