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Ms. Codex 1310 Ledger of Medici forward contracts
TitleLedger of Medici forward contracts
Call numberMs. Codex 1310
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4434801
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of forward contracts between the brothers Andrea and Vincenzo de' Medici, sons of Carlo de' Medici, and members of the Florentine guild of dyers for the years 1605-1626. Often includes the nature of a given transaction and its amount, as well as listing the names of the individuals that act as counterparts in the transaction. Transactions are related to the textile business, which was of crucial importance for the Medici family. More precisely, the ledger contains detailed summaries of contracts to sell a standardized quantity of a textile product of standardized quality (agreed between the counterparts) at a certain date in the future, at a price determined at the time of writing of the contract. The future date in which the transaction is to be settled and the price at which the textile product is to be sold are also noted.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Aigle 207 (Siena, 1594); and Homme 7629 (Rome, 1566).
Extent160 leaves : 335 x 227 mm. bound to 324 x 237 mm
FoliationPaper, i (paper) + 159 + i (paper); each folio has the same number on both recto and verso; rectos numbered [1-3], 4, [5-30], 31-77, 77-149, [150-159], contemporary numeration in ink, modern numeration in pencil, upper right recto; versos numbered 1-4, [5-30], 31-77, 77-148, [149-159], contemporary numeration in ink, modern numeration in pencil, upper left verso (leaves 5-30 and 150-159 are blank but ruled).
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 64 on spine; faded heading Ricordanze e tintori, letter C with decorative penwork and no. 29 on upper cover; lower cover with remnants of leather ties wraps around upper cover; decorative leatherwork on spine.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
- Accounting--Italy--17th century
- Textile industry--Italy--Early works to 1800
- Dyes and dyeing--Italy--Early works to 1800
- Manuscripts, Italian--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
- Ledgers (account books)
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