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[RVF with Patrizi’s commentary on RVF 1-354 and index]


Current Location

British Library
United Kingdom

Additional 15654
fifteenth century (before 1494)
Mode of exegesis
Related to Petrarch's




Physical Description: Format

211x96 mm; XII + 144 + XIII fols.

Physical Description: Textblock

paper; regular humanistic italic script (for Petrarch’s poems) and smaller, rounder humanistic script (for commentary); some of Petrarch’s poems set on left or right, alternatively, in small block with commentary distributed on two sides (above and on the right or left); other parts of Petrarch’s poems set on left, or right, with commentary distributed in single column on right, or left; one architectural frame and decorated initials.

Visual Elements
Title Page

<inc> Appie de colli oue labella

Internal Description

fols. 1r-7r: index of the first lines of RVF poems (under each letter of the alphabet, poems are listed in order of appearance);
fol. 7v: blank;
fols. 8r-144v: RVF with Patrizi’s commentary on RVF 1-354 (<inc of commentary> [Q]Vesto sonetto vniuersalmente tucti consta didue quaternarij & di due ternarij; <exp of commentary> Vnde amore dice questo piangendo: & cosi il poeta piangendo lo scriue);
fol. 144r: colophon: Finis Laus deo. Magnanimi ac fortissimi Herois. Iustissimi & Clementissimi Principis: Pietissimi ac felicissimi Triumphatoris Alphonsi Calabryae Ducis iussu Hippolytus lunensis paucis dieb. absoluit: Obcuius Serenissimum splendorem dies illi tenebris noctis ac torpore somni librario caruere;
fol. 144v: blank.

Material Copy


British Library
United Kingdom

Additional 15654
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This ms. was written by Hippolytus Lunensis for Alfonso of Aragon Duke of Calabria. After fol. 144, a letter (in parchment) by Ferdinand I, sent to the Republic of Siena (in which the king announces the birth of his first son Alfonso) has been bound in the ms. as fol. 145.
Decorated initial for RVF 1 (fol. 8r); at fol. 8r is an architectural frame.
According to Paolino (1999, 155), this ms. is one of the six manuscript copies of Patrizi’s commentary to RVF. The other copies are: London, National Art Library (V&A Museum), Forster 48.D.28; Rome, Biblioteca Casanatense, ms. 50; Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, italien 1024 and italien 1026; Florence, Biblioteca Riccardiana, Ricc. 1141. There is also another ms. containing Patrizi's commentary: Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Barb. Lat. 3937.


Additions 1841-45, 45; Iter, IV, 73a; Mann 1975, 56
De Marinis, II, 126-26; Mazzatinti 1897, 164, n. 567; Paolino 1999