Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 390 (V.2.10)
Title: De Remediis Vtrivsqve Fortvnae
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Francisci Petrarchae, De Remediis Vtrivsqve Fortvnae.
Francesco Petrarch's Remedies for Good and Bad Fortune: (Imperfect.)
Begins (1, 1 recto col. a, lines 1, 2): C [gilt illuminated initial with marginal gestures] vm res fortunasque | hominum cogito incertosque tam subi
Ends (14, 13 verso col. a, line 39): hanc linque viuentibus = T. 1. p. 222, Ed. Basil.
Remarks: On i, 1 verso in a late XVII. Cent. hand (?N.J. Foucault's): traite de plusieurs matieres qui regardent | lhomme. Under this is the same heraldic book-plate of Nicolas Joseph Foucalt (1643-1721), as is found in U.2.11, q.v., formerly covered by the Hunt. Mus. Lib. book-plate.
See also V.1.11 and V.5.9, which also belonged to the same nobleman.
On a shield (sable) a lion rampant dexter crowned (argent), as supporters two lions (argent), and a couronne de Marquis surmounting the shield.
On ii, 2 verso in Dr. Wm. Hunter's hand: Petrarcha | De Remediis utriusque FortunŠ.
The lacuna 14, 7-10. = T. 1. p. 214, line 23 - p. 219, line 21. Ed. Basil.
The index which occupies 14, 14 recto and verso ends: Explicit tabula primi | libri de remediis | vtriusque fortune. | Sequitur tabula | secundi libri. [This may have occupied 14, 15.]
On iv, 1 recto is a carefully erased XV. Cent. inscription (dated 1424).
[Formerly R.3.19; R.3.36].
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 12 5/8 x 8 3/4, ff. 166, originally ff. 172, written in a loose hurried French hand, in double cols. of 40-44 lines, each 8 5/8 x 2 5/8, not ruled, margined with brown crayon, signatures (mostly cropped), catchwords, no foliation, gilt illuminated initial (with similar gestures extending along the top and inner margin) on first page, large illuminated initials (blue with red gestures and red with black) at beginning of chapters, small blue and red initials at beginning of sentences, initials of interlocutors and also paragraph marks (all alternately blue and red), running titles similarly coloured, few marginalia, numerous numbers (in brown crayon) on margins having reference apparently to the number of initials illuminated, rubrics omitted from chapters (marginal directions to the rubricator remain), vellum defective outer and lower margins, and sewn, worm-holed, beginning and end, much cropped, margins only ruled (brown crayon), fol. sec. veritas publice. Early Cent. XV.
Binding: Millboards, covered spattered vellum, title (gilt) on crimson morocco shield: FR. PETRA | DE | REMEDIIS | VT. FORT | M.S. | Cent. XVII.
[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. 311.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: N. Mann, 'Petrarch MSS in the British Isles', Italia mediaevale e umanistica, 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), pp 311-312.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Francesco Petrarch 1304-1374
Poet
provenance: Nicolas Joseph Foucault 1643-1721
Statesman.
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