|Creator:||Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374|
s. XV^^2 [2nd half 15th century]
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Script: Written by a single scribe in beautiful batarde script characterized by calligraphic flourishes (some stroked with yellow) in upper and lower margins.
4-line initial on f. 1r, blue with white highlights, on a gold ground, with a coat of arms (effaced) against burgundy ground with gold floral sprays; short floral border, pink and blue flowers on green stem, infilled with gold dots with black hair-spray. 6-line initials on ff. 84r and 87r green with yellow highlights, on gold ground, with a love-knot connecting E (brown with gold highlights) and N (blue) against silver ground, borders as above. 2-line initials at beginning of chapters, gold with black penwork and flourishes; 1-line initials (R for Racio, and G, S, D, M, for the other interlocutors) blue or gold, with red or black penwork.
On ff. 1r and 8r three quarters of the page was ruled, but left blank, presumably for miniatures.
Binding: Nineteenth century. Red velvet case, much worn.
Purchased from Stonehill's in 1953 with income from the Altschul Fund.
Manuscript on parchment of Petrarch, De remediis utriusque fortunae.
ff. ii (parchment) + 177 + ii (parchment)
308 x 218 (210 x 152) mm
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