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Li sonetti, canzoni et triomphi

Illustrated by Zoan Andrea (Italian, about 1475–1519 or later), Author Petrarch (Italian, 1304–1374), Printer Melchiorre Sessa (Italian, active 1506–1549)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Sander 5629; Essling 93


Overall: 15.3 x 10.5 x 2.8 cm (6 x 4 1/8 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with six woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: Melchiorre Sessa, 1526) Octavo; 204 leaves; contemporary stiff vellum, red cloth box.

Illustrations: six woodcuts of the triumphs (fols. 142v, 155v,159v, 166v, 175v, & 178v).

Venice: Melchiorre Sessa, 1526


Marc Antonio Cornali [?--inscription facing title]; P. Ranshaw [inscr. front pastedown]; Sotheby's sale 9/11/43 [?--inscr. front pastedown]; Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, London (Cat. 97, no. 379), from whom purchased by MFA, December 12. 1946.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund