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Triomphi Istoriati


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Mode of exegesis
Related to Petrarch's



Physical Description: Format

8°; A-F8; [48] fols.

Physical Description: Textblock

paper; Petrarch’s poems in roman type, printed with one verse per line with printed annotations in the margins; no printed numbering; six full-page woodcuts and title within architectural frame

Visual Elements
Title Page

TRIOMPHI | Di Misser Francescho | PETRARCHA | Istoriati. | Con le Postille Et con la sua | Vita improsa [sic] vulgare | Nouamente | Stampati.

Internal Description

A1r: title page;
A1v-F3v: Triumphi; each triumph is preceded by a full-page woodcut: Triumphus Amoris (A1v), Pudicitie (B6v), Mortis (C2v), Fame (D2v), Temporis (E5v), Eternitatis (E8v). Marginal annotations printed throughout the edition include: brief summaries (e.g. ‘Laude di Laura’, ‘Dolore dela morte di Laura’, ‘Contro le speranze degli homini’, ‘Breuita di nostra uita’); names of the characters, speakers, and addressees (e.g., ‘Laura’, ‘Poeta’, ‘Parla seco il poeta’), rhetorical elements (e.g., ‘sententia’, ‘inuocatione’, ‘comparatione’), and moralizing sententiae (‘Notate huomini mortali’);
F4r-F7v: [Bruni’s] life of Petrarch;
F8r: colophon: Finiscono i triomphi di.M[esser]F[rancesco]Petrarcha insieme con lauita sua co[n] somma dilige[n]tia ben correcti & impressi in Venetia p[er] Nicolo Zopino e Vi[n]cezo co[m]pagno nel M.D.xxi. de Marzo, followed by the printer’s mark [a seated bishop-saint];
F8v: blank.
Notes: this edition seems to be a very close reprint of the 1519 Zoppino edition.

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