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].  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.
|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.|