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Ragionamento di m[esser] Anton Maria Amadi intorno a quel sonetto del Petrarca che incomincia; Quel; che infinita prouidentia, & arte

Overview

Place of Publication

Padua
Italy

Date of Publication
1563
Mode of exegesis
Related to Petrarch's

RVF 4

Description

Physical Description: Format

4o; A4-M4; [4], 42, [2] fols.

Physical Description: Textblock

paper; Petrarch’s poem in italic type, single lines or small sections of Petrarch’s poems and text of lecture in roman type; printed numbering; single lines or small sections of Petrarch’s poems set in central blocks, with prose text of lecture distributed across the page beneath each of them.

Title Page

RAGIONAMENTO DI M[ESSER] | ANTON MARIA | AMADI | INTORNO A QVEL SONETTO | DEL PETRARCA CHE | incomincia; | Quel; che infinita prouidentia, & arte; | Tratto dal suo Conuiuio, sopra ’l Canzoniere | di esso Petr[arca] celebrato, come nella | seguente lettera appare. | [printer’s mark] | IN PADOVA, | Appresso Gratioso Percacino | 1563.

Internal Description

A1r: title page;
 
A1v: blank;
 
A2r-A3v: Anton Maria Amadi’s dedicatory letter to Emilia di Spilimbergo (‘All’illvstre Signora Emilia delle signore di Spilimbergo, Germana, come sorella honora[n]dissima. A Spilimbergo’);
 
A4r: Amadi’s dedicatory sonnet to Emilia di Spilimbergo (‘Alla medesima’; <inc> Donna real; che d’honora te prede’);
 
A4v-M2v: Amadi’s commentary on RVF 4 (‘Ragionamento di m[esser] Anton Maria Amadi, nel seguente sonetto’; <inc> Stile del svo convivio. Venuto era al fine della sua obedientia il r[agionamento] col passato fauellamento, &gia queto tacendosi piu non dicea; <exp> e il predetto documento nelle tauole de’ loro cuori iscriuano et adoprinlo, come lo adoprai io à gli suoi tempi; che piu dolcemente amerano et danano scambieuolmente riamati dalle loro donne, che huomini di tutto mondo. Il fine);
 
M3r: Giovanni Mario Verdizzotti’s sonnet addressed to Emilia di Spilimbergo (‘Alla magnifica et illvstre signora la signora Emilia delle signore di Spolimbergo. Gio[vanni] Mario Verdizzotti’; <inc> Mentre à diporto in dolce almo soggiorno’);
 
M3v: Giovanni Battista Pico’s sonnet addressed to Amadi (‘Sonetto’; <inc> Con pensier dotti mentre l’alto, ò Amadi);
 
M4r-M4v: blank.

Copy Seen

Location

British Library
London
United Kingdom

Shelfmark
84.c.25
Copy seen by
Francesco Venturi,
Lorenzo Sacchini
Notes

The author states that the ‘Ragionamento’ is taken from a whole ‘Convivio’ devoted to Petrarch’s Canzoniere (a manuscript of such work is now lost). Occasional marginal printed notes identify the content of the relevant section of the lecture. The lecture consists of repeated religious, philosophical, astrological, and linguistic digressions. A lengthy digression touches on the legend of the foundation of Rome and the stories of Romulus and Aeneas. Mentions are made mostly to classical authors and philosophers. Bembo is referred to as an authority, previous commentaries (Daniello’s and Gesualdo’s) are mentioned and discussed in a few loci (see e.g. L4r-v, M1v).

Other Petrarchan poems quoted include: RVF 191 (E1v and F4v); RVF 135 (F4v); RVF 173 (G3r); RVF 229 (G3v); RVF 325 (G4r); RVF 340 (H1v); RVF 356 (H3v); RVF 240 (H3v); RVF 25 (H4r); RVF 10 (H4r); RVF 215 (L4r); Triumphus Mortis II, 163-165 (L4r); RVF 188 (L4r); RVF 246 (L4r); RVF 72 (L4v and M1r); RVF 133 (M1r); RVF 220 (M1r); RVF 84 (M1r);  RVF 113 (M1r); RVF 248 (M1v); and RVF 323 (M1v).

Location

Biblioteca Braidense
Milan
Italy

Shelfmark
XX. 16. 0040
Copy seen by
Lorenzo
Sacchini
Francesco Venturi,
Lorenzo Sacchini
Notes

The author states that the ‘Ragionamento’ is taken from a whole ‘Convivio’ devoted to Petrarch’s Canzoniere (a manuscript of such work is now lost). Occasional marginal printed notes identify the content of the relevant section of the lecture. The lecture consists of repeated religious, philosophical, astrological, and linguistic digressions. A lengthy digression touches on the legend of the foundation of Rome and the stories of Romulus and Aeneas. Mentions are made mostly to classical authors and philosophers. Bembo is referred to as an authority, previous commentaries (Daniello’s and Gesualdo’s) are mentioned and discussed in a few loci (see e.g. L4r-v, M1v).
 
Other Petrarchan poems quoted include: RVF 191 (E1v and F4v); RVF 135 (F4v); RVF 173 (G3r); RVF 229 (G3v); RVF 325 (G4r); RVF 340 (H1v); RVF 356 (H3v); RVF 240 (H3v); RVF 25 (H4r); RVF 10 (H4r); RVF 215 (L4r); Triumphus Mortis II, 163-165 (L4r); RVF 188 (L4r); RVF 246 (L4r); RVF 72 (L4v and M1r); RVF 133 (M1r); RVF 220 (M1r); RVF 84 (M1r); RVF 113 (M1r); RVF 248 (M1v); and RVF 323 (M1v).