|Creator:||Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374 Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375|
1415, s. XIV [14th century]
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Watermarks: Part I: similar to Briquet Monts 11678. Part II: similar to Briquet Ciseaux 3737.
Script: Part I (ff. 1r-78v): Written by a single scribe in a bold upright notarial script. Part II (ff. 91r-110v): Written in a clear notarial script by a single scribe; later writers have added the initials, offset in margins, for the major sections of text (sometimes inaccurately) and the notes on ff. 109v-110v.
Crude drawings include a falconer with birds, f. 103v, and a ghost (?), f. 103r.
The pattern of stains suggests the two parts were originally bound separately. Stained throughout; some ink blotches affect text.
Binding: Nineteenth century. Brown calf over wooden boards, blind-tooled. Red-brown, gold-tooled label. Parchment reinforcements between quires.
Collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps (no. 8826). Acquired by Yale from Laurence Witten in 1956, as the gift of Edwin J. and Frederick W. Beinecke.
Manuscript on paper, written in two stages. Part II was copied in the mid-14th century (before 1369) in Tuscany, possibly in Pisa. Part I was copied by Niccolo di Giovanni Cinuzi da Siena in Ferrara, Italy, by 1 Sept. 1415. Part I: Boccaccio, Filostrato. Part II: Articles 2-35 and 38-39 consist of a collection of Italian canzoni by various authors as well as anonymous poems. Artt. 36 and 37 are fragments of Petrarch, Rerum vulgarum.
298 x 210 (229 x 120) mm
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