Ms. written and illuminated in Italy, probably in Rome, about 1480. The Index of Christian Art dates some folios to 1495-1498.
Collation: I10-VI10, VII8, VIII10-IX10, X8, X10-XIII10, XIV8, XV10, XVI8, XVII10-XVIII10, XIX8, XX10, XXI4.
Scribe: text attributed to a scribe probably working in Rome, much influenced by Bartolomeo Sanvito; rubrication (and perhaps the illuminated initials) attributed to Bartolomeo Sanvito himself (by Albinia de la Mare in a letter 14 December 1998)
Artist: attributed to Lauro Padovano by Ulrike Bauer-Eberhardt.
Decoration: 1 illuminated title page with architectural frame, historiated initial and arms (Gonzaga family, three fesses sable), 13 illuminated initials with classical motifs; opening lines of each book are in gold, blue, red, green, and purple ink, the text is in brown ink.