201x154 mm, IV + 131 + IV fols.
parchment (modern paper flyleaves); gothic hand for main text and later cursive script for annotations; Petrarch’s poems with one verse per line, except some longer poems written in prose with lines divided by \; interlinear or marginal annotations distributed in single column on either right or more rarely left.
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fol. IIv: printed bookplate celebrating the gift of this ms. to the Queriniana library by bishop Giovanni Molin (1705-73);
fol. IIIr: scattered words and numbers, and title of the ms. written by a later hand: ‘Petrarca Canzoniere Incompleto’;
fols. IIIv-IVv: blank;
fols. 1r-129r: RVF 1-365 with annotations (first annotated poem is RVF 324 at fol. 111v);
fol. 129v: blank;
fols. 130r-131v: RVF 366.1-104;
fol. Ir: note dated 1560 on the historical identity of a woman named ‘fuluia’;
fols. Iv-IVv: blank.
Biblioteca Civica Queriniana
Only RVF 324-325, 331, 359-360 are extensively annotated. There are two series of Latin annotations: 1) concise interlinear and marginal ones making reference to rhetorical devices (‘comparatio’) or briefly explaining obscure passages (e.g. the proposed identification of the interlocutors – ‘responsio laure’; ‘responsio francisci’ – next to RVF 359); 2) next to opening lines, longer marginal annotations that offer content summaries.
At fol. 1r is a draft of a floral decoration and the outline of a coat of arms; next to RVF 1 is a column sketched in pencil and at the bottom of the fol. is a seventeenth-century note of possession. Lines are missing from RVF 366 due to the likely loss of a fol. after fol. 131.
Odd missing words in the text of the RVF have been replaced by words written in pencil; some maniculae.
Ferraglio 2010, 78
Pulsoni 2007, 50, 57, 61, 64-66