We do not have a complete map of the commentaries on Petrarch's Rerum vulgarium fragmenta because we lack a thorough investigation of the manuscript tradition. The commentaries written in the Quattrocento are of particular interest for the OPOB as this project plans to concentrates on the early reception of the Rvf.

At the bottom of this page our readers may follow a link to two commentaries consulted by Antonio Grifo, author of the glosses and miniatures of the editio princeps of the Rvf published in 1470 by Vindelin de Speyer already included in the OPOB in the Incunabula (Inc. Queriniano G V 15) section in the Rvf menu. In this perspective the commentaries by Francesco Filelfo and Antonio Da Tempo written in the first half of the Quattrocento represent a very important intertextual dimension for the OPOB. The original title is Petrarcha con doi commenti sopra li Sonetti & canzone. El primo del ingeniosissimo Misser Francesco Philelpho. Laltro del sapientissimo misser Antonio Da Tempo nouamente addito. [Milano : Giovanni Giacomo Da Legnano e fratelli] (Stampado in Milano : per Ioanne Angelo Scinzenzeler, 1507 adě XX del mese di Agosto).

Also, the OPOB include Alessandro Vellutello’s Il Petrarca con l'espositione di M. Alessandro Velutello. Di nuouo ristampato con le figure a i Trionfi, con le apostille, e con piu cose utili aggiunte. Venetia: Gio. Antonio Bertano, 1584. This commentary has been transcribed and digitized and is now readable in the OPOB.  Moreover, the OPOB features a digital copy of the first edition of this commentary published in 1525 and an introductory essay to the life and works of Alessandro Vellutello by Andrea Severi.

At the bottom of this page our readers may follow links to digital copies of two other important commentaries for the reception of Petrarch in nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the one prepared by Giacomo Leopardi (Rime Di Francesco Petrarca colla interpretazione composta dal Conte Giacomo Leopardi. Milano: Stella, 1826) and the one prepared by Carducci-Ferrari (Le Rime di Francesco Petrarca di su gli originali: Commentate da Giosuè Carducci e Severino Ferrari. Firenze: Sansoni, 1899). An introduction to the latter commentary by Andrea Campana is available in the OPOB archives.

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