The manuscript contains the text of a commentary to Petrarch's Triumph of Fame written by Jacopo Bracciolini and published for the first time in 1475. The Triumphs (Trionfi in Italian) are a series of allegorical poems written in vernacular Italian by the poet Francesco Petrarca (1304 - 1374). They take their title from the Roman tradition of the triumph, the spectacular procession in which the victorious generals paraded their captives and spoils. They are divided into six poems, each of them dedicated respectively to Love, Chastity, Death, Fame, Time and Eternity. In the Triumph of Fame the personification of Fame appears surrounded by famous generals, orators and thinkers of the past. Jacopo Bracciolini (1442 - 1478), son of the more famous humanist Poggio, was a scholar, a commentator and a translator.
The text is incomplete at the beginning and starts on f. 1r with the words quindici di sanza alcuna fatica come lui medesimo porto scripto nel triompho; it ends on f. 95v with the words congrandissima gloria et benivolentia inaudita de suo
popoli. Deo gracias.
The commentary contained in the manuscript only covers a variant of the first chapter of Petrarch's text. The text of Petrarch, according to the version Jacopo Bracciolini was following, appears in red ink before the relavant section of the commentary and the content of the commentary, also in red ink, is indicated in the margins.
Written in a very clear, good Italian hand, with plain blue capitals, faded rubrics, and marginal headings. It is an early example of a vernacular manuscript in the script Humanistica formata).
The manuscript does not contain illuminations.