Secretum Francisci Petrarche de Flore[n]cia poete laureati De co[n]temptu mundi incipit foeliciter.

Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374 [Browse]
Uniform title
[Strasbourg : The R-Printer (Adolf Rusch), not after 1473]
[54] leaves (leaf [1] blank) ; 30 cm. (fol.)


Former owner
Library of Congress genre
Fiction [Browse]
  • Title from incipit (leaf 1/2r).
  • Imprint from Goff.
  • Signatures: [1¹⁰ 2⁸ 3-4¹⁰ 5⁸ 6¹⁰; 1/1 blank].
  • Initial spaces, some with guide-letters.
  • No figures, no signatures; printed in long lines, 10 cm., 34 to a page. Attributed to A. Rusch because of the peculiar form of the R. 1472?
ExI copy with: Capitula in librum Francisci petrarche de vita solitaria ... [Strasbourg : The R-Printer (Adolf Rusch), not after 1473].
Binding note
ExI copy: Binding: Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over thick wooden boards, sewn on 4 split tawed thongs: from Kyriss shop K162 'Phoenix', which Hummel & Wilhelmi (Katalog der Inkunabeln in Bibliotheken der Diozese Rottenburg-Stuttgart. Wiesbaden, 1993) localize to Biberach, and which Kyriss (though without any detail of evidence) said bound many volumes for Hilprand Brandenburg. Catches and clasps present.
  • ExI copy has stamp of Bibl. Buxheim as well as ownership inscription and shelfmark: H 419.
  • ExI copy inscribed on front free endpaper: "Ti[tulus] Franciscus Petrarcha de contemptu mundi et via solitaria / Contenta / Liber Cartusiensium in Buchshaim prope Memmingen / proueniens a confratre nostro domino Hilprando Brandenburg / de Bibraco donato sacerdote continens ut superius / Oretur pro eo et pro quibus desiderauit."
  • ExI copy inscribed on front free endpaper: "
  • The Carthusian convent of Buxheim was dissolved in 1803 and the books became the property of Graf von Ostein, passing to his sister, Gräfin von Hatzfeld, in 1809, and then to their cousin, Graf Friedrich Karl Waldbott von Bassenheim, in 1810; the books were finally sold in 1883 by Graf Hugo von Waldbott-Bassenheim (1820-1895) [auction at Carl Förster, Munich, 20 Sept. 1883].
Source acquisition
ExI copy presented by Junius Spencer Morgan, June 1896 (bookplate on the front pastedown). Accession no. 100364 Sesq. 364.
  • Catalog der Bibliothek des ehem. Carthäuserklosters Buxheim [auction: Carl Förster] (Munich: Behrens 1883), lot 2872
  • Hain 12800*
  • Proctor 231
  • Goff P-412
  • BM 15th cent. I, 61 (IB.606)
  • Walsh, J.E. 15th cent. printed books 72
Other title(s)
De contemptu mundi
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