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Davis, University of California, Davis, Shields Library, Special Collections,  UCD D-041:23
Description: ff. 7 - Not bound. - Purchased from Bernard Rosenthal, 1990. - D. Dutschke, "Census of Petrarch Manuscripts in the United States: Supplement I," in Petrarca, Verona e l'Europa: Atti del Convegno internazionale di studi (Verona, 19-23 sett. 1991)ed. G. Billanovich and G. Frasso (Padua: Antenore 1997) 461-463.
Acknowledgments: - Information for this description kindly supplied by D. J. Dutschke and C. W. Dutschke.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 3
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/UCDD04123_7
Language: Latin Italian Country: Italy Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1r-7v
Description: - Paper - Winged biped similar to Briquet 2664, Verona 1425-1433 - 185 x 120 mm - 29 long lines; fragment from parts of 2 quires
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: City:
Assigned Date: s. XV2Searchable Date Range: 1450 - 1499
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes: 1
Script: Humanistic semi-cursive
Other Decoration: Headings in red.
Number of Texts: 3

Text 1: f. 1r blank; ff. 1v-7r
Author: Sicco Polenton
Title: Vita Petrarce
Title: Biography of Petrarch
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Franciscus Petrarcha florentinus fuit exul nanque patria natus est cuius pater Petrus Petracon mater Leta appellati sunt
Notes: Polenton's Vita Petrarceis the last entry (in Book 18) of his Epithoma in vitas scriptorum illustrium latinae linguae 
Status of text: Lacking one bifolium as in Ullman edition, p. 132 line 34 - p. 135 line 15.
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f. 1v   Opening of the biography of Petrarch by Sicco Polenton.
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Text 2: f. 6v
Title: Epitaphium Francisci Petrarce
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Frigida Francisci hic tegit ossa Petrarce
Notes: Solerti, Le vitep. 326, here as a quotation set off in red ink internally to the text of Sicco Polenton. 
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ff. 6v-7r   Epitaph of Petrarch set off in red ink on f. 6v.
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Text 3: f. 7v
Author: Maurice Scève
Title: Questo e` il sonnetto ritrovato nel sepulchro di Madonna Laura in questo modo
Language(s): Italian
Incipit: Qui riposa quei caste et felice ossa
Notes: This sonnet added, s. XVI; followed by note in another contemporary hand, "Copiato il presente sonetto per l'ordene di M <?>." 
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f. 7v   Sonnet said to have been found in the tomb of Laura.
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