Francesco Petrarca

Francesco Petrarca. Il Petrarca. Venice: House of Aldus Manutius, 1546.

The colophon records the publication of this edition “Nelle case de’figliuoli di Aldo” (“in the house of Aldo’s sons”). This is the fifth and final Aldine edition published by the great Renaissance printing house in Venice. Several editions of Petrarch’s Italian poetry are titled simply The Petrarch, the poet’s name summarizing succinctly the resonance of his verse throughout the Renaissance.

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