Petrarca, Francesco: Trionfi.

With commentary by Bernardo Lapini da Siena.

Bologna:  [Hannibal Malpiglius], 27 Apr. 1475.
Fol.   [1-310 414 5-88 9-1010 11-138 146 154 1612 178 1810 19-208 2110 22-248 25-276 2812 294].   [244] leaves, leaf 244 blank.
ISTC ip00380000; GW M31680; Goff P380(I); BMC VI 811 (IB. 28593); Bod-inc P-155(I); CIBN P-182.

Quire 29 (the Registro) is bound at the front.
Proctor assigned to Ugo Rugerius and Dionysius Bertochus. 

GIP number: P22
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bf.1.1 (see main library entry for this item)
Provenance: Bentivoglio family (15th century), of Bologna:  painted coat of arms on 1/1r:  per bend dancetté or and gules.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV:  Gaignat sale, 1769;  lot 1989  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 80 livres 1 sou;  see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 25v).
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest, 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Al.2.3”.
Binding: France, 18th-century blue goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  red silk bookmark.   Size:  340 x 232 mm. 
Leaf size: 333 x 222 mm.
Annotations: Ink foliation in an early hand “2” – “240” beginning at 1/2r.
Decoration: On 1/1r a gold framework surrounds the text - providing a trellis for white vine decoration defined in crimson, blue and green;  on the same page is a five-line initial ‘P’ in gold which is set on a similar square ground of white vine decoration, and a two-line initial ‘A’ set on a square ground of red, blue and green, with the painted arms of the Bentivoglio family of Bologna incorporated into the lower border (see Provenance);  within the text thirteen other illuminated initials are supplied with white vine decoration extending into the margins, and a three-line illuminated initial ‘Q’ with white vine decoration is supplied on 29/1r i.e. the first page of the Registro;  each line of the Registro introduced with a paragraph mark supplied in alternate red and blue.   See Nigel Thorp, 'The glory of the page' (London: 1987), no. 93.
Imperfections: None.


Opening Page of Main Text from 'Trionfi'