Bucolicu[m] carme[n].

Accession number: 
PML 23772
Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374.
Cologne : Arnold ter Hoernen, 1473.
[30] leaves ; 27 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1926.

Collation: [1-3¹⁰]: 30 leaves.
Colophon, printed in red (leaf [3]/10v): Viri creclarissimi atq[ue] poete insignis Fra[n]cisci petrarche de flore[n]cia Rome nup[er] laureati bucolicu[m] carmen explicitu[r] est feliciter imp[re]ssu[m] colonie p[er] me Arnoldu[m] ter horne[n] Anno d[omi]ni 1473. Crist[us] laudet[ur] fluit a quo quicquid habetur. [red printer's mark].
Incipit rubric and colophon, with device, printed in red.
Paper format: Chancery folio
PML copy leaf dimensions: 25.5 x 17.2 cm
PML copy listed under Division A in Checklist.
Printed in ter Hoernen's type 1:100G (leaded).
Title from incipit rubric, printed in red (leaf [1]/1r): Viri p[re]cla[r]issimi at[que] poete i[n]signis Fra[n]cisci petrarche d[e] flore[n]cia Rome nup[er] laureati bucolicu[m] carme[n] incipit in xii egologis disti[n]ctis q[ua]ru[m] prima titulat[ur] Parthe[n]ias.

Modern gilt-tooled full red goatskin with arms of Karl Becher over paper boards (26.5 x 18 cm), sewn on 3 supports. Blue silk doublures; decorative endbands; all edges gilt.
Variant Title: 

Checklist title: Carmen bucolicum


Hand decoration: Rubricated, red lombards and capital strokes. Hand annotations: Minimal marks in text: some underlining and one manicule.

Karl Becher, Karlsbad, exlibris armorial binding and bookplate; E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., cat. IX, lot 54. lot description pasted in (second rear fly leaf recto); Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased from E.P. Goldschmidt, August 1926.