Merton College MS. 326
Former shelfmark: H. 2. 10
PETRARCH; c. 1465–75
On f. iii is the washed-out text of a list or inventory, in a good Italian cursive hand, s. xv. Read using ultra-violet light, the first two words seem to be ‘Alla badia’, and ‘Bernardo dalla Bada’ and ‘dalla Bada’ occur further down.
Listed by Mann. ed. V. Pacca (Milan, 1996); Petrarca nel tempo: tradizione lettori e immagini delle opere, ed. M. Feo (Florence 2003), pp. 171–6.
Listed by Mann. Ed. M. Santagata (Milan, 1996), pp. 627–754; Petrarca nel tempo, pp. 41–67.
Ruled in 30 long lines.
Written in the humanistic bookhand of Giovanni Francesco Marzi di San Gimignano of Florence.
Florentine. Large initials have been excised; most of the 3-sided floral border remains on f. 1; gold initials on blue, pink and green grounds, fols. 3v, 7v, 9, 13v, 17v, 18, 22, 26, 29v, 31, 33; rubrics, numbers of Rime and table in pink; thereafter initials of individual Rime blue.
s. xvii, polished, blind-tooled, sewn on five bands; the marks of a chain-staple on the foredge of the front board near the head. fols. i-ii, 169–71 are blank paper binding leaves.
Provenance and Acquisition
Made in Florence; at the College s. xvii or xviii.
On f. iii, erased,‘Samuell Stokes his booke’, and ‘Day of Heaven. King of England Scotland and France. B. Brothᵉ’, s. xvi.
On f. iiivis ‘Q. 4. 22. Art.’, s. xvii or xviii, canc. and replaced with ‘H. 2. 10’ in red. On f. i is ‘Liber Coll. Mert.’, s. xvii or xviii. Inside the front board is ‘H. 2. 10 (CCCXXVI)’ in red.
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Funding of Cataloguing
Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Warden and Fellows of Merton College .
Last Substantive Revision
2019-11-18: First online publication