This manuscript is a composite manuscript containing thirteen texts. It was probably made in Italy in the 15th century. Most of the first half of the manuscript is a collection of translations of ancient works by Leonardo Aretino (commonly known as Leonardo Bruni), an Italian humanist and historian in the early Renaissance who was writing mainly in the late 14th and early 15th century. The second half of the manuscript also contains texts or translations by Italian humanists and leaned men, including Guarino of Verona, Pietro Marcello, and Francesco Griffolini.
The contents are as follows:
ff. 1r-15r: Hiero by Xenophon of Athens, translated by Leonardo Aretino
ff. 15r-21r: Somnium Scipionis (The Dream of Scipio) by Cicero
ff. 21r-33r: De Institutione Juvenum by Saint Basil, translated by Leonardo Aretino
ff. 33r-47v: Isagocicon moralis disciplinae by Leonardo Aretino
ff. 47v-56v: Oeconomica by Pseudo-Aristotle, translated by Leonardo Aretino
ff. 56v-67v: De studiis et litteris by Leonardo Aretino
ff. 67v-86r: De Liberis Educandis by Pseudo-Plutarch, translated by Guarino of Verona
ff. 86v-88r: Epistola vel oratio Demosthenis ad Alexandrum by Pietro Marcello
f. 88r: Oratio Heschinis ad Athenienses by Pietro Marcello
ff. 88r-88v: Oratio Demadis by Pietro Marcello
ff. 88v-92v: Oratio Demosthenis by Pietro Marcello
ff. 93r-141v: Epistles by Pseudo-Phalaris, translated by Francesco Griffolini
ff. 141v-150r: Unidentified treatise
The texts are described separately under MS 119/ff. 1r-15r; MS 119/ff. 15r-21r; MS 119/ff. 21r-33r; MS 119/ff. 33r-47v; MS 119/ff. 47v-56v; MS 119/ff. 56v-67v; MS 119/ff. 67v-86r; MS 119/ff. 86v-88r; MS 119/f. 88r; MS 119/ff. 88r-88v; MS 119/ff. 88v-92v; MS 119/ff. 93r-141v; and MS 119/ff. 141v-150r.
A good italic hand throughout, with plain red or blue Roman capitals.
Two illuminated initials of burnished gold, with vine-leaf ornament in green, blue, and lake. One on f. 1r and one on f. 93r.