Il Petrarcha / con l'espositione d'Alessandro Vellutello ; di nouo ristampato con le figure a i Triomphi, et con piu cose utili in varii luoghi aggiunte.

Accession number: 
PML 5077
Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374.
In Vinegia : Appresso Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, MDXXXXVII [1547]
Purchased with the Irwin collection, 1900.
[8], 215, [1] leaves : illustrations, map. ; 23 cm (4to in 8s)

Includes Petrarch's Sonetti e canzoni and his Triomphi.
Engraved title, & prelims. 8ff; text, 216 numbered leaves; map on ... verso, and initials & ill. in Triomphi.
Signatures: *⁸ A-2D⁸.
Woodcuts: architectural title page featuring two female figures holding a drape bearing the Giolito motto "Dela mia morte eterna vita i vivo," in front of which is the Giolito phoenix standing amidst flames atop an urn marked with initials "GGF;" decorated with scrolls, swags of fruit and leaves, and cherubs; another Giolito device on verso of last leaf featuring a phoenix facing left towards blazing sun, standing amidst flames atop a winged orb; portraits of Laura and Petrarch adorning the side of Giolito's flaming urn device on verso of leaf a2; text illustrated with a full-page pictorial map on recto of leaf a5, with title "Descrittione del sito di Valclusa"; text of "I trionfi" illustrated with six woodcuts (one at the head of each "trionfi"--Amore, Castità, Morte, Fama, Tempo, and Divinità); large and small historiated white initials.
Printer's device, register, and colophon--Recto of leaf [216].
The number 216 on the last leaf missed in printing. Cf. Adams.
Includes index.

16th-century Italian (Venice?) gold tooled brown morocco over paper boards (22.5 x 15.5 cm), sewn on 3 supports, with name Leonora Faletta on covers; rebacked/repaired. This binding is reproduced in Libri, Monuments inedits, 1862.
Leonora Faletta (perhaps the poet Leonora Ravoira Falletti, active 1552), gold-tooled name on covers; Guillaume Libri (1803-1869), his sale, Sotheby's, 25 July 1862, lot 693; Domingo del Monte (1804-1853), Museo del Montino bookplate, sale: Leavitt & Co. (New York), 22 May 1877; Theodore Irwin (1827-1902), entire library purchased in 1900 by: Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), purchased with the Irwin collection, 1900.