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Ms. Codex 1292 Ledger of Medici debtors and creditors, memoranda and other records
TitleLedger of Medici debtors and creditors, memoranda and other records
Call numberMs. Codex 1292
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4432970
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
A ledger of debtors and creditors, memoranda and miscellaneous accounts of Luisa de' Medici, wife of Luigi di Bivigliano de' Medici. Often includes the nature of a given credit or debt and its amount, as well as listing the names of the individuals that hold the debt or credit; the memoranda include a brief history of how certain assets (often property or cattle) were acquired or how a particular event resulted in a debt; the miscellaneous accounts are often related to the payment of workers and servants, the price of harvests, and various credits and debts that are paid in kind (examples of the produce used for these payments are chestnuts, grains, cattle feed, cattle, swine). Flyleaves formed by a 15th-century vellum bifolium, containing passages from Matthew (ch. 26), Jeremiah (ch. 18) and John (ch. 12). It is written in a Gothic script with red and blue initials and red rubrics.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Arbalete 762 (Lucca, 1598), but without the fleur-de-lis.
Extent192 leaves : 330 x 225 mm. bound to 344 x 231 mm. +
FoliationPaper, i (parchment), + 191 leaves, + i (parchment); versos numbered 1-123, , 125-138, [139-144], 145-188, [189-192], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper left verso; rectos numbered [i], i-cxxiii, [cxxiiii], cxxv-cxxxviii, [cxxxviiii-cxliiii], cxlv-clxxxviii, [clxxxviiii-cxci], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper right recto (leaves 139-144 and 189-192 are blank). Each opening has a matched Arabic numeral on the left and a Roman numeral on the right.
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 25 on spine, the heading Debitori, creditori, ricordi e altro, no. 112 and letter A with decorative penwork on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with leather ties; decorative leatherwork on spine. Fragment from an incunable concerning Greek orators inside upper cover.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
- Accounting--Italy--16th century
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
- Inside front cover — Reused incunable leaf, Inside front cover
Inside front cover
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Decoration: Reused incunable leaf, Inside front cover
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