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Francesco Petrarca.
Le cose volgari de Messer Francesco Petrarcha.
Venice: Aldo Manuzio, 1501. Printed on vellum.
Cornell University Library.


Colophon. The section obliterated in green is Aldus' statement on the editorial work of Pietro Bembo. Aldus continues, emphasizing that "Under penalty, our illustrious state [Venice] has forbidden that any other edition be issued for ten years."