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Petrarca (Petrarch), Francesco (1554) Opera, 2 vols. [Image]

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Abstract

Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch), 1304-74, Opera, 2 vols. Pr. Henricus Petri, Basel, March 1554. The decorative engraved initials show two styles of witty illustration (putti, rabbits &c.). On the title page of each volume is written ‘Ad usum S. P. Ferdinandi a Tusculo / Pertinet ad conuentum S. Ioann’ C. Gandulphi’ in a 17th-18th cent. hand; i.e. owned by the convent of S. Giovanni, Castel Gandolfo (Lazio), north of Rome. Inside the front board are shelfmarks of the same period: K IX 5 L.C. and K IX. 6 L.C. On fo. BBB(7) of vol. 2 about half a column of text was expunged with metallic ink which has burned right through the paper. Apparently a monk objected to Petrarch’s Canzone 136-8, which condemned the corruption of the Church in his time in violent language. This was commonly done to copies of Petrarch’s works. Acquired by R. L. Dunbabin, first Professor of Classics at the University of Tasmania, 1 March 1915, and given by him to the University Library in 1940. Cent Rare Folio PQ 4475 .A1 1554 (T. 1-2).

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Keywords: Henricus Petri, printer, Basel, convent of S. Giovanni, putti, Castel Gandolfo, Lazio, printer's device, printer's mark, R.L. Dunbabin, University of Tasmania,
Publisher: Printed by Henricus Petri
Date Deposited: 13 May 2009 06:55
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:59
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/8679
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