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[RVF and Triumphi – with index]


Current Location

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Cod. Ital. 81
fifteenth century (1414)
Mode of exegesis
Related to Petrarch's

RVF, Triumphi + Fame Ia



Physical Description: Format

275x186 mm; I + 183 + I fols.

Physical Description: Textblock

parchment; humanistic script; Petrarch’s poems with one verse per line; two rectangular-box illuminations; historiated and decorated initials.

Visual Elements
Title Page

<inc> A pie di colli oue la bella uesta

Internal Description

fols. 1r-8v: alphabetical index of the first lines of RVF poems (under each letter of the alphabet, poems are listed in order of appearance);
fol. 8v: excerpt from Petrarch’s Epystole III.24 (<inc> Alue [sic] cara deo tellus s[an]c[t]issima salue; <exp> Salue s[an]c[t]a parens, terrar[um] gloria salue);
fols. 9r-104r: RVF 4-263;
fols. 104v-verso of following unnumbered fol.: blank;
fols. 105r-145v: RVF 264-366;
fol. 145v: colophon: Completa sunt hec fragmenta petrarce o[m]nib[u]s alijs meliora per me feraldus ad placita magnanimi legum doctoris domini Cambij. olim inclite fame d[omi]ni Caroli de Çambeccharijs de Bononia. Anno d[omi]ni 1414. de mense sempte[m]bris.;
fols. 146r-179v: Triumphi (order: Mortis II, Fame Ia, Amoris II, Amoris I, Amoris III, Amoris IV, Pudicitie (in a shortened and altered version of 100 lines), Mortis I, Fame I, Fame II, Fame III, Temporis, Eternitatis);
fol. 179v: colophon: ET hic finiunt Triu[m]phi petrarce;
fols. 180r-182v: Petrarch’s Penitential Psalms interrupted after few lines of the fifth one (<inc> Eu [sic] michi misero quia iratum aduersus me constitui redentorem meum et legem suam contumaciter neglexi; <exp> et male michi est somnus meus);
fol. 182v: sonnet by anonymous author penned by a later hand (‘Una angelica ydea in facie humana’);
fol. 183r: two possession notes introduced by declarations of births in French;
fol. 183v: blank.

Material Copy


Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Cod. Ital. 81
Copy seen by

Rectangular-box illuminations for the second part of RVF (fol. 105r) and the beginning of the Triumphi (fol. 146r). Triumphus Mortis II (fol. 146r) has an historiated letter showing a man (preumably Petrarch) addressing a winged figure (probably dead Laura). Decorated initials with floral decorations for RVF canzoni and for the Triumphi (except Fame I, showing a fish: fol. 168r). Simpler decorated initials for each RVF poems (including initials of each stanza of the canzoni) and for each capitolo of the Triumphi.
RVF 1-3 are missing due to the loss of a fol. between fols. 8 and 9.


Iter, III, 628a; Sottili 1971, I, 192-93; Thomas-Schmeller 1858, 93-96