|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionBibliothèque cantonale et universitaire - Lausanne
Manuscript TitlePetrarca, De vita solitaria
CaptionPaper · 263 pp. · 21.4 x 15 cm · France or French-speaking Switzerland · 15th century
LanguageLatin, French, Italian, Hebrew
Manuscript SummaryDe vita solitaria is one of the Latin works by the famous Italian poet Petrarch (1304-1374), who wrote it in 1346 and revised it several times in the course of the following years. Two books praise the secluded, solitary life dedicated to study and meditation. This paper manuscript shows a certain elegance, in the page layout as well as in the two gold initials (p. 7, 103). Its origin is unknown, but before 1892, when it was acquired by the library, it was owned by the canons of Lausanne and a family of notaries from Muraz (Valais). The binding originally consisted of a series of 14th century paper fragments, which were joined together in numerous layers and were later detached and restored. Some of these fragments are papal privileges addressed to members of various French dioceses, others are in Italian from the area of Tuscany, and one contains Hebrew text.
Standard descriptionMarina Bernasconi Reusser, e-codices, 2020.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-bcul-V1762 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-bcul-V1762)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttps://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/bcul-V1762/manifest.json
|How to quote:||
How to quoteLausanne, Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire - Lausanne, V 1762: Petrarca, De vita solitaria (https://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/bcul/V1762).
Restauration reportFlorence Darbre 2018 (PDF)
DecorationFully Painted, Gold / Silver, Initial, Ornamental
|With in situ fragment:||
With in situ fragmentCover
|With Restoration Report:||
With Restoration ReportYes
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