286x126 mm; I + 118 + I1 + I fols.
paper; two hands: semi-gothic hand (for main text), and cursive humanistic script (for marginal annotations); Petrarch’s poems with one verse per line, with annotations irregularly distributed on the sides.
<inc> A pie de choli oue la bella uesta
fols. 1r-5r: alphabetical index of the first lines of the sonnets of RVF (under each letter of the alphabet, poems are listed in order of appearance);
fol. 5v: index of the first lines of the capitoli of the Triumphi in order of appearance, below which the incipit of both the certificate of Petrarch’s coronation and the poet’s epitaph are listed;
fols. 6r-98v: RVF, followed by Petrarch’s dispersa ‘Poi chal factor de luniverso piacque’, with annotations;
fol. 98v: colophon: finis sonectorum;
fol. 98v: [Matteo Frescobaldo’s] sonnet ‘Per ripossarse su le calde piume’;
fols. 99r-118v: Triumphi with annotations (order: Amoris I, Amoris III, Amoris IV, Pudicitie, Mortis I, Mortis Ia, Mortis II, Fame Ia, Amoris II, Fame I, Fame II, Fame III.1-48);
fol. I1r: extract from Petrarch’s metrical epistle to Giacomo Colonna (Ep. metr. I, 7.190-200) (‘Metra franc[isci] petrarce libro p[rim]o m[—] utilitatem librorum describentis’, <inc> Nature secreta alij par optima vite; <exp> valores meminisse dies vitanque fugacem);
fol. I1v: blank.
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For most of the RVF poems and the capitoli of the Triumphi, concise (1-10 lines) marginal annotations in Latin in cursive humanistic script provide either summaries of the texts’ content, or information about when and why they were composed, or both. Further marginal annotations also refer to the names of historical and mythological figures mentioned in the capitoli of the Triumphi; some maniculae.
For some RVF poems (e.g., fols. 12v-13r), a few marginal annotations by another later sixteenth-century hand refer to the names of historical and mythological figures mentioned by Petrarch.
Fol. 85 is missing. According to the index of the first lines of the Triumphi, at the end of the ms. there should have been other 10 fols. with Triumphus Fame III.49-120, Temporis and Eternitatis, the certificate of Petrarch’s coronation, and the poet’s epitaph. These ten fols. are missing.
Zamponi 1984, 91-94; Iter, VI, 235a