Petrarque. Vie de César (De gestis Caesaris)

Title:
Petrarque. Vie de César (De gestis Caesaris)
Library:
Bibliothèque Nationale
Language:
Latin
City:
PARIS, France
Shelf Mark:
Ms. lat. 5784
Alternate Names:
Petrarch: Life of Caesar -- Vie de Cesar --
Origin:
Probably Arqua, near Padua, Italy
Dimensions:
49 folios -- 315 x 225 mm.
Date Description:
Before 1374
Author:
Francesco Petrarca (autograph)
Content:
De gestis Caesaris (part of Petrarch’s “De Viris illustribus”) -- Note variations in handwriting and corrections -- catchwords (e.g., fols. 20v, 30v, 40v) --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Floral frise around fol. 1r (added after Petrarch’s death in 1374) -- ornamented initials, with filigree (fol. 1v, 3r, 4r, etc.) -- use of red and blue for the capital letters (see p. --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books XLarge Z 115Z .P45 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
Unbound complete monochrome reproduction of the entire manuscript -- "Reproduction phototypique" -- The first folio is apparently reproduced in full size, but then it appears that the size of each reproduction is somewhat reduced -- Each page is surrounded by a margin (which is wider starting with fol. 1v) --
Publication Date:
1906
Place of Publication:
Paris, France
Publisher:
Berthaud
Notes:
Introduction by Léon Dorez, including a list of Petrach's sources on pp. 18-20 --
Type of Text:
autograph, historical, prose