305x205 mm; II + IV1 + 62 + II fols.
parchment (except modern flyleaves in paper); semi-gothic hand; Petrarch’s poems with two verses per line in two aligned blocks (except RVF 37, 125, 126, 135, 206, 207, 264, 268, 270, and 360 in prose); two full-page illuminations; decorated initials.
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fol. I1r: full-page illumination representing Triumphus Mortis;
fols. I1v-IV1r: alphabetical index of the first lines of RVF poems (under each letter of the alphabet, poems are listed in order of appearance);
fol. IV1v: full-page illumination representing Triumphus Temporis;
fols. 1r-61v: RVF with additional disperse;
fol. 62r-62v: blank.
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
The two full-page illuminations have been cut out and pasted from another ms. and are of a smaller format (270x190 mm). According to Nicolini (2010, 16-18), these illuminations were made at the beginning of the sixteenth century, presumably in France. They show a marked resemblance to the illuminations of ms. fr. 22541 of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France made in 1520c. by Anne Malet. Decorated initial in gold for RVF 1 (fol. 1r); decorated initials in pen for each RVF poem.
Cat.Ashb., n° 1058; Codici Ashb., 29
Nicolini 2010, 16-20; Orth 2015, II, 231