Brown morocco, gilt-tooled, rebacked by Marguerite Duprez Lahey; lettered on spine in gold: Petrarch, Italian, 1476.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1910.
180 leaves (1 column, 28 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 190 x 120 mm
Written for the Orsini family in Rome (arms in an arch on the second flyleaf verso and at the tailpiece on fol. 1: a bendy of six argent and gules, on a chief of the first supported by a devise or and a rose of the second); owned by Costantino Corvisieri; his sale (Rome, Apr. 15, 1901, catalogue 2, no. 8, plate 3) to the Brazilian minister to St. Petersburg Dr. José Augusto Ferreira da Costa (d. 1910); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Alexandre Imbert in July 1910; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).