Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 285 (U.6.3)
Title: Epistvlarvm Libri III
Images: [ MS Hunter 285 fol. 1r ]
Date of Creation: Between 1299 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Francisci Petrarchae, Epistvlarvm Libri III.
Petrarch's Epistles:
Begins (1, 1 recto lines 1-3): Francisci Petrarce poete Laureati Epistolarum liber primus | incipit . Ad Barbatum Sulmonensem. [rubric] | S [gilt illuminated initial with gestures] I michi sena pium seruassent sidera Regem = Ed. Basil. T. iii. p. 76.
Ends (12, 9 recto lines 20-23): Quod placuit Juueni. domita vix carne valete. | Francisci petrarce poete laureati Epistolarum ad | Barbatum Salmonensem liber tertius explicit | feliciter. = Ed. Basil. T. iii. p. 116.
Remarks: On ii, 2 verso is the autograph of Peter (Pieter) Burmann, Junior (1714-78): Petri Burmanni | Secundi. For P. Burmann, Junr., see S.1.1.
Francesco Petrarca was born at Arezzo 20th July, 1304, and died 18th July, 1374.
[Formerly R.7.15; R.7.97].
Lot 2402 in the sale of Burmann's MSS, 1779
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 8 3/8 x 5 7/8, ff. 94, beautifully written in a hand half-Gothic half-Roman, in single cols. of 27 lines, each 5 1/8 x 3 3/4, ruled and margined with brown crayon, signatures, catchwords, foliation, modern (in pencil), faulty, gilt illuminated initials with gestures, large and small (at the beginning of each book), illuminated (not gilt) initials with gestures, blue with red ornament or red with violet (at the beginning of each epistle), rubrics, corrections and additions, but no marginalia, marks of iron mould on the first and last folios, due to the nails in the original wooden boards (lost), otherwise clean and well preserved. Cent. XIV.-XV.
Binding: Pasteboards, covered marbled-paper quarter vellum, vellum back straps, title (ink): PETRARCHA | EpistolŠ | Carmine | conscriptae | Codex Ms. Early Cent. XVIII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 230.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 230.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Francesco Petrarch 1304-1374
Poet
provenance: Pieter Burmann 1714-1778
Dutch classical scholar.
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