Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 340 (U.8.8)
Title: I Trionfi, (Del Trionfo D'Amore)
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Francesco Petrarca, I Trionfi, (Del Trionfo D'Amore), Tradotti, Col Comento, Nella Lingua Franchese.
Francesco Petrarch's Triumph of Love, translated, with a Commentary, into French:
Begins (1, 1 recto lines 1-6): L [gilt illuminated initial] Es triumphes du poethe messire | francoys petrarche translatez a | Rouen de vulgare ytalien en | francoys | paragraph mark [gilt and illuminated] Prologue du | translateur, [rubric] | I [gilt illuminated initial] L est escript au troisiesme liure des
Ends (23, 8 recto line 25): ment circonuenue deceue et trompee
Remarks: On ii, 2 verso in Dr. Wm. Hunter's hand: Les triumphes du Poethe Messire | Francoys Petrarche translate a | Rouen [a later hand adding in blue pencil]: de vulgare ytalien en | français.
On 1, 3 recto in sepia ink in a fantastically flourishing French (?) hand of the XV. Cent: A quello libro fu datto da | il signor di luxemburg | mariscial di francia al | signor Johan Crochet | suo amico ne | gli campi | della armata del Re | e escudero lanno Mil | cccc xx[unkeyable character] The same hand (and ink) occurs in a carefully washed off inscription, similar to if not identical with the above, on the recto of the last folio and also on its verso (where the "signor di luxemburg" appears to be "guilelmo") under the first two lines of the following inscription in a XVII. Cent. French hand: Il questo Libro m è stato | Datto per il Signor Di- | montacuto, m hauendo detto (?) - | che uenia della Casa nostra | al tempo di Juliano Du | Crochet gentilhuomo Luoge | teniente duna banda di genti | Darme R.L. Ducrochet | 1665.
The order of the chapters in this MS. is I., III., IV., II.
From the preface of the anonymous translator (1, 2 verso) it would appear that he contemplated a similar treatment of the following five "Triumphs": Of Reason (or Charity), Death, Fame, Time, Deity.
i, 4 recto has a large space (3 x 2½) left vacant for a picture.
[Formerly P.3.5; S.9.144].
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum (foetal), 5 3/4 x 3 7/8, ff. 180, exquisitely written in a small legible French hand, in single cols. of 29 lines, each 3 7/8 x 2 5/8, ruled and margined with red, no signatures or catchwords visible (probably cropped), foliation (1-40) modern, in pencil, gilt illuminated initials (large and small) and paragraph marks, other ornaments, rubrics, no marginalia, clean and well preserved, fol. sec. dieu et paruenit. Cent. XV.
Binding: Millboards, covered crimson morocco, gilt-tooled (lines) sides and edges, pattern inner margins, gilt panelled back, gilt edges, green silk ribbon marker, title (gilt): TRIOMPH | DE MESS | FRANCOI. 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. 276.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: French
Material Type: Commentary
Notes: Provenance:
Louis-Léon-Félicité, duc de Brancas de Lauraguais (1733-1824): lot 373 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Catalogue d'une collection de livres choisis, provenans du cabinet de M*** ' (Paris: 1770);
William Hunter (1718-1783): purchased by Hunter at the Brancas de Lauraguais sale through his agent, Peter Molini, for 21 livres 19 sous; see Molini's bill to Hunter (MS Hunter H214).
Bibliography: N. Mann, 'Petrarch MSS in the British Isles, Italia medioevale e umanisticia, 18 (1975), pp. 139- ; 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. 376.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Francesco Petrarch 1304-1374
provenance: Jean Crochet fl.1423
provenance: R. L. Ducrochet fl.1665
provenance: Louis Léon Félicité de Lauraguais Duke of Brancas and Lauraguais. 1733-1824
French nobleman.
subject: Pietro Molini 1731-1806
Bookseller, London.
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