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St. Louis, Saint Louis University, Pius XII Memorial Library, Special Collections,  VFL MS 029
Description: ff. 179 - Rebound and foliated in pencil in 2010 by Richard C. Baker; formerly bound in 19th-century vellum over paper boards, inscribed on spine "Petrarca" and below "MS;" gilt and gauffered edges. - Original arms on fol. 8r now painted over in blue; bookplate of George John Warren, 5th baron Vernon on front pastedown with motto: "Vernon. Semper Viret;" Lord Vernon Sale (London, Sotheby's, 1-12 June 1918, lot 395) to G.D. Smith; owned by Sewell and Marie Thomas; gift of Marie Thomas, 1967. - Evans, E.S. "Medieval manuscripts at Saint Louis University: a catalogue," in Manuscripta, 47/48 (2003/2004), 98-101.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 7
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/VFLMS029_44
Language: Italian Country: Italy Century: 15th
View MARC record (VFL MS 029): https://libcat.slu.edu/record=b1977560~S5

Part 1: 179 bound leaves
Description: - parchment - 228 x 130 mm - Written in 30 verse lines; ruled in dry point, with visible prickings in outer margin. Quires mainly of 10 folios, with signatures and occasional vertical catchwords.
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: FlorenceCity:
Assigned Date: s. XV 2Searchable Date Range: 1450 - 1480
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Script: Humanistic cursive
Figurative Decoration: On fol. 8r, one 4-line burnished gold initial, historiated with a bust of Petrarch clothed in a hooded mauve academic robe, crowned with a laurel wreath; white vinestem borders inhabited by birds; at lower center an overpainted medallion supported by putti standing on animals (wolves?).
Other Decoration: On fols. 8r and 144r, white vinestem borders in green and pink, threaded with running gold bars, and outlined in blue. On fol. 143v Petrarch's Epitaph in red capitals within a medallion bordered in green, yellow, and reddish-orange. Illuminated initials in gold on colored grounds at major divisions in text; 2-line burnished gold initials on colored grounds throughout.
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1:
Author: Petrarca, Francesco 1304-1374
Title: Canzioniere e Trionfi
Language(s): Italian
Notes: fol. 1r-7v: [First-line index of verses for the Canzioniere]; fol. 8r-143v: [Rerum vulgarium fragmenta]. Incomica il libro de sonetti et conzoni di messer Francescho Petrarcha poeta fiorentino laureato; fol. 143v: Gil infrascripti versi sono in la sepultura di decto m[esser] F[rancescho] ad Arqua in Lombadia dove sendo chanonico mori in vita fu laureato; fol 144r-179v: [Trionfi]. El Libro de Triomphi di messer Francesco Petrarcha incipit. 
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  VFL MS 029, ftcover
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  VFL MS 029, fol. 007v-008r
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  VFL MS 029, fol. 057v-058r
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  VFL MS 029, fol. 061v-062r
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  VFL MS 029, fol. 102v-103r
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  VFL MS 029, fol. 143v-144r
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  VFL MS 029, fol. 180v
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