StorageSiteUCL Special Collections
Reference Number MS LAT/13
TitlePoggio Manuscript
Date15th century
DescriptionManuscript volume, 15th century, containing Gian Francesco Poggio Bracciolini's 'Facetiae', a collection of humorous tales, mostly anti-clerical in content.
Extent1 volume containing 36 leaves
AdminHistoryGian Francesco Poggio Bracciolini: born in Terranuova, Tuscany, Italy, 1380; humanist and calligrapher, who rediscovered classical Latin manuscripts in European monastic libraries; died in Florence, 1459. This manuscript may have been written in Germany.
CustodialHistoryAccording to a 17th-century list on folio 1, this was the first item of a larger manuscript. Formerly part of the Mocatta Library.
AcquisitionPresented to University College London by the Jewish Historical Society in 1904.
AccessConditionsThe papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
FindingAidsDorothy K Coveney, 'A Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of University College London' (London, 1935); N R Ker, 'Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries' (London and Oxford, 1969); handlist at University College London Special Collections.
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