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MS. Lat. misc. e. 77

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)


Poggio Bracciolini, Facetiae

Begins imperfect. After p. 441 of the 1538 Basle edition (fol.23, the end of ‘contentio duarum meretricum’) only selections are given. There is a table of contents at fol.54.

Incipit: ||annum rediit e navi
Colophon: Anno domini 1470 de mense octubris cum in villa (sic) reduxii me contulissem has confabulaciones sane facetias exercicii gracia scripsi Ego Vitalianus de Mussatis L.d. condam domini Nicolai(fol. 53v)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: (fol.1)annum rediit
Form: codex
Support: Paper. Watermarks: crossed arrows cf. Briquet 6273; balance cf. Briquet 2491.
Extent: i + 58 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 195 × 145 mm.
Dimensions (written): 120 × 60 mm.


1(10) (wants 1), 2(10)–5(10), 6(10)(10 canc.) Catchword.


26 long lines


Spaces left for rubricator have not been filled in.


contemporary Italian binding of oak boards, with clasp now missing.


Origin: 1470 ; Italian, North-East

Provenance and Acquisition

Written by Vitalianus de Mussatis

Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792–1872), MS. 21886

Bought at Puttick & Simpson, 18 Oct. 1923, lot 391, '391' on spine.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff, revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.