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[RVF and Triumphi – with index]


Current Location

Houghton Library
Cambridge, MA,
United States

Richardson 43
Mode of exegesis
Related to Petrarch's

RVF, Triumphi + Fame Ia


Physical Description: Format

238x162 mm; I + 186 + I fols.

Physical Description: Textblock

parchment; humanistic script; Petrarch’s poems with one verse per line; decorated initials.

Visual Elements
Title Page

<inc> A pie de colli oue labella uesta

Internal Description

fols. 1r-7v: alphabetical index of the first lines of RVF poems (under each letter of the alphabet, poems are listed in order of appearance);
fol. 7v: Petrarch’s note on Laura by a different hand (<inc> Laura proprijs uirtutibus illustris et meis longum celebrata carminibus; <exp> et i[n] expectatos exitus acriter ac uiriliter cogitanti);
fol. 7v: colophon: Deo gratias;
fol. 8r-8v: blank;
fols. 9r-149r: RVF;
fol. 149r: colophon: Finis;
fols. 149v-186r: Triumphi (‘Incominciano etriumphi di mess[er] francesco petrarca’, order: Mortis II, Fame Ia, Amoris II, Amoris I, Amoris III, Amoris IV, Pudicitie, Mortis I, Fame I, Fame II, Fame III, Temporis, Eternitatis);
fol. 186r: colophon: Finiscono e triumphi dimesser francesco petrarcha. Deo gratias Amen. 1440;
fol. 186v: a note by a later hand (‘Sine cerere et Baccho frigit Venus’).

Material Copy


Houghton Library
Cambridge, MA,
United States

Richardson 43
Copy seen by

Decorated initials in gold for RVF 1 and 2 (fol. 9r) and Triumphus Mortis II (fol. 149v).
Before every RVF poem is a running number written in red.
RVF 113.1-4 (fol. 56r) and RVF 136-138 (fols. 71r-72r) are crossed out by pen but still legible.


Dutschke 1986, 85-87 (n. 22); Ullman 1964, 448-49 (n. 14)