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Ms. Codex 1379 Ledger of Amadori debtors and creditors
TitleLedger of Amadori debtors and creditors
- Amadori, Andrea Amadori, Andrea
Call numberMs. Codex 1379
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4446726
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of debtors and creditors of Andrea di Lorenzo Amadori for the years 1537-1556. Parts of it are written by Andrea Amadori in the first person. Often includes the nature of a given credit or debt and its amount, as well as listing the names of the individuals and institutions that hold the debt or credit, the most important being Filippo di Francesco Girolami, Bernardo and Tolomeo Neri, Francesco di Piero Bandini and the Comune di Firenze. The Comune di Firenze appears to have borrowed a large sum of money from the Amadori family. The transactions concern debts or credits between Andrea Amadori and various counterparts, but payments to professionals (including dyers, bakers and carpenters) for their services are not uncommon. There are also many transactions between Andrea Amadori and his employees: in these cases the former often pays in cash, whereas the latter tend to pay in kind. The names of Girolamo Amadori, son of Andrea, and of Francesco di Andrea Amadori appear throughout the ledger as being counterparts in transactions together with Andrea Amadori. A contract, written in Florence by a notary and dated 1548, concerning the sale of a farm owned by Antonio di Taddeo Datti is laid in the manuscript. A short note where the counterpart in the transaction, Leonardo Santini, agrees to pay a set amount of money for the purchase of said farm is also laid in the manuscript.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Ciseaux 3681 (Siena, 1419); and Letter M 8353 (Florence, 1442-1445).
Extent196 leaves : 284 x 217 mm. bound to 293 x 219 mm. +
FoliationPaper, 196; rectos numbered [ii], 1-160, [161-194]; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto (f.161-193 blank). The versos of f.102-160 have the same number as on the recto, upper left verso.
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 176 on spine; the heading Debitori, creditori e ricordi and letter C with decorative penwork on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with remnants of leather straps; decorative leatherwork on spine.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
- Accounting--Italy--16th century
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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