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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.