Petrarca, Francesco: Canzoniere e Trionfi.
Add: Antonio da Tempo: Vita di Petrarca.
Venice: [Gabriele di Pietro, not before 13 Aug.] 1473.
Fol. [18 2-1910].  leaves, 8 and 188 blank.
ISTC ip00375000; GW M31658; Goff P375; BMC V 199 (IB. 19906); Bod-inc P-153; CIBN P-179.
The Vita di Petrarca, generally attributed to Antonio da Tempo, is probably the work of Petrus Candidus Decembrius - cf. Bod-inc.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.2.25 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Variant:||2/5v (f. 13v), lines 10-11: ‘... & non ...||... o dore tarde.’ not ‘... & nō ...||... o dhore tarde.’ as given for one of the three copies described at CIBN P-179.|
|Provenance:||Strozzi family, of Florence: painted coat of arms on 2/1r (f. 9r) - or, on a fess gules three increscents argent (identified by Dr Martin Davies).
Felice del Beccuto (16th century): washed-out inscription within a scroll in lower margin of 1/1r “FELICE DEL BECVTO [...]”, and a similar inscription in upper margin; inscriptions within two scrolls on 11/7v (f. 105v) “FELIX BECCVTVS” and “VV MARIOTTO ALBERIGHI E CAMILLA”; cropped inscription within a scroll on 11/8r (f. 106r) “VV FELICE DEL B[...]”; heavily washed-out inscription on 6/10r (f. 58r) beginning “feljce [...]”.
Mariotto Alberighi (16th century) - see above.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 1980 (ascribed there and on the spine to the press of N. Jenson) in Guillaume de Bure, 'Bibliographie instructive: supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat', 2 vols (Paris: 1769).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 250 livres 19 sous; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 25r).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “A.7.16”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century red goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; turquoise silk bookmark; front flyleaf has a fleur-de-lys watermark above the date 1742; parchment manuscript guard-strips used in the middle of several quires. Size: 267 x 180 mm.|
|Leaf size:||258 x 172 mm.|
|Annotations:||Annotations in Italian in a 16th-century hand on 8/1r, 8/6v, 9/1r, 9/8r, and 11/7r (ff. 69r, 74v, 79r, 86r, and 105r) - the last four annotations include the name ‘Camilla’; manicules on 5/10v and 7/8v (ff. 48v and 66v); sonnet ‘L’avara Babilonia à colmo il sacco’ on 8/1r (f. 69r) and sonnet ‘Fontana di dolore, albergo d’ira’ on 8/1v (f. 69v) are both lightly scored through.|
|Decoration:||Four-line initial “V” on 2/1r (f. 9r) supplied in gold, with white vine decoration defined in blue, crimson and green along the inner, upper and lower margins, and, incorporated in the decoration of the lower margin within a green laurel wreath, are the arms of the Strozzi family (see Provenance); other initials throughout supplied in blue (occasionally with faces added in brown ink e.g. on 9/8v (f. 86v).|
|Imperfections:||Wanting the final blank leaf.|