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- Other title:
- Versi morali et sententiosi di Dante, dal Petrarca, di M. Lodovico Ariosto, & de molti altri autori
- In Venetia ne la contra di S. Maria Formosa : [Segno della Speranza], MDLIIII 
206 [i.e. 198] leaves ; 12 cm. (16mo)
- o,o, i.go a:o: PeEt (3) 1554 (R)
- Religious poetry, Italian -- Early works to 1800.
- Place of Publication:
- Italy Venice.
- Signatures: A-Y⁸/¹⁰.
Numerous errors in foliation.
Woodcut title vignette (printer's device of the firm Segno della Speranza; cf. EDIT 16 V482-Z1126).
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Dante and Tasso Library Fund.
Penn Libraries copy has armorial bookplate of Rowland Clegg-Hill (1833-1895), 3rd Viscount Hill (motto: Avancez.) affixed to inside of left board; ms. inscription ("Hill") in brown ink on first blank leaf in volume; ms. autograph ("A. MACHEFER.") in brown ink at foot of title leaf.
Penn Libraries copy has ms. title ("Versi morali et sententiosi") on first blank leaf in volume.
Penn Libraries copy bound in full early parchment; evidence of 2 fore-edge ties; illegible and partially effaced ms. spine title.
Penn Libraries copy: leaves of O and P gatherings bound in out of order as follows: O1, O2, O9, O10, P1, P2, P3, P4, O3, O4, O5, O6, O7, O8, P5, P6, P7, P8.
Penn Libraries copy: leaves L1-L2 unopened at fore-edge; leaves L3-L4, M1-M2 and Q1-Q2 partially unopened at fore-edge.
Penn Libraries copy: leaves A6-A7 and B10 damaged at inner margin; binding almost completely detached from textblock.
Hill, Rowland Clegg, Viscount, 1833-1895 (bookplate)
Machefer, A. (autograph)
- Cited in:
- EDIT 16 CNCE 59466
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321.
Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374.
Ariosto, Lodovico, 1474-1533.
Segno della Speranza (Firm), printer.
Dante and Tasso Library Fund.
Early Venetian Imprint Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
- Web link:
The Dante and Tasso Library Fund Home Page