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[RVF 28 and 128 with Marsili’s commentary and selection of RVF poems – with annotations]


Current Location

Biblioteca Palatina

Parm. 1081
fifteenth century
Mode of exegesis
Related to Petrarch's



Physical Description: Format

268x193 mm; IX + 143 + I fols.

Physical Description: Textblock

paper; mercantesca; Petrarch’s poems with one verse per line with commentary distributed in single column on right or on left.

Title Page

<inc> S[onetto] d[i] m[esser] F[rancesco] P[etrarca]

Internal Description

fols. 1r-42v: selection of RVF sonnets combined with unattributed poems and poems by other authors;
fols. 50r-91v: selection of occasionally annotated RVF canzoni, sestine and madrigals (with the inclusion of Fazio degli Uberti’s canzone ‘Lasso che qua[n]do imagina[n]do uegno’): within this selection are RVF 28 and 128 (fols. 59r-61v, 76r-77v respectively) with the commentary attributed to [Luigi Marsili]; some sonnets and ballads are added in the margins;
fols. 121r-131r: alphabetical index of the first lines of the poems penned by Pietro Vitali, owner of the ms., in the nineteenth century (under each letter of the alphabet, poems are listed in order of appearance) (‘Li capoversi de’ componimenti contenuto in questo libro disposti per alfabeto’);
fols. 131v-143v: blank.
Other contents:
fols. 42v-49v: sonnets and canzoni by thirteenth-, fourteenth-, and fifteenth-century authors with sonnets and ballads by various authors added in the margins;
fols. 92v-120v: canzoni by Dante, Pseudo-Dante, and other thirteenth-, fourteenth-, and fifteenth-century authors.


Baldassarri 2007, 430 (n. 24), 431 (n. 25), 436 (n. 39); Cavedon 2007, 225-26; Costa 1888; Dante 2002, I.2, 578-581