This 15th-century Italian manuscript contains Poggio Bracciolini’s Liber Facetiarum or Facetiae. Poggio Bracciolini of Florence was a scholar and early humanist who was born in 1380 and died in 1459. His Liber Facetiarum is a collection of humorous or indecent tales.
In this manuscript, this text is titled Poggii Florentini ac apostolici secretarii oratoris clarissimi facetiae liber incipit foeliciter.
The Introduction, titled Prohemium, starts on f. 1r with the words Multos futuros esse arbitror and ends on f. 1v with et ad ingenii exercitium scripsit.
Text starts on f. 1v. The first tale is titled Cujusdam Gaietani naveroli pauperis ipsi redditu suo uxoris domum invenit opulentam facetia prima and begins with the words Gaietani qui e plebe sunt vel plurimum.
The Liber Facetiarum ends on f. 64r, with the words jocandi consuetudo sublata est. Finis.
Written in a good, clear minuscule hand, with faded rubrics, plain red and blue capitals, and one initial of burnished gold on a blue and lake ground (on f. 1r).