Census of the Petrarch Manuscripts in the United States


AUSTIN, TEXAS UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTER

Ranuzzi Phill. 12857

Paper, ff. 258. ff. 92r-94r, Six passages of text, mostly anonymous: Anon., Notes on the Hypnerotomachia Polifili. Anon., Discorso Morale sopra la Virtù della Giustizia (1560). Anon., Latin ode on the siege of Malta. Cosimo Bartoli, Sulla vita di Federigo Barbarossa. Anon., Discorso accademico sopra la nobiltà dell’animo. Anon., Discorso che prova quanto sia necessario l’amore, with notes referring to Aristotle and Petrarch. Ms. also contains: Humanistic miscellany: ff. 1r-6r, Excerpts from Della institution morale of Alessandro Piccolomini. f. 7r, Excerpt from Giovanni Battista Possevino, Dialogo de l’honore. f. 10rv, Excerpt from Niccolò Monardes, Delle medicine che vengono dall’Indie Orientali; excerpts from Dioscorides and Aristotle. ff. 12v-14v, Jacques Lefevre, Introductio in Ethicam Aristotelis. f. 15r, Excerpt from Stefano Guazzo, Civile conversazione. ff. 15r-16r, Egnazio Danti, Anemographia. f. 17r, Excerpt from Agostino Nifo da Sessa, Ragionamenti. f. 18r, Tommaso Garzoni, Piazza universale. ff. 18v and 29v, Excerpts from Franciscus Titelmannus, Compendium philosophiae naturalis. f. 24r, Panfilo Ferrari, De le virtù morali. f. 24v, Genesius Malfantius, De humana felicitate (1587). ff. 26r and 33r, Excerpts from Cornelius Valerius. f. 41r, Hieronymus Cardanus, De varietate rerum. f. 42r, Hieronymus Cardanus, De subtilitate. Tavellius, De sensu et sensato (1591). f. 56r, Paolo Giovio, Delle imprese. Girolamo Ruscelli, Delle imprese. f. 65r, Giambattista della Porta, De humana physiognomia. Ludovico Dolci, Regole grammaticali. f. 69r, Giovanni Sabadino degli Arienti, Le Porretane. Excerpts from Ulisse Aldrovandi, Ornithologia. ORIGIN
Italy (Venice?), s. XVIex-XVIIin.
PROVENANCE
The collection of 620 volumes in the Ranuzzi Collection was formerly a part of the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps and was acquired in 1969, Sotheby’s, Catalogue of the Celebrated Collection of Manuscripts formed by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt. (1792-1872), New Series, Fourth Part, The Property of the Trustees of the Robinson Trust, 25 June 1968.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Ms. not seen. The description is based on Kristeller, Iter italicum, V, p.211a. Dutschke, "Supplement II," pp. 18-19.

Abbreviations
Dutschke, Supplement II
Dutschke, D. "Census of Petrarch Manuscripts in the United States: Supplement II," Studi Petrarcheschi, NS, vol. 18, 2005, pp. 1-22.

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