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Ms. Codex 1398 Ledger of Gondi accounts
TitleLedger of Gondi accounts
Call numberMs. Codex 1398
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4449777
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of accounts for household expenses of Ludovico di Mariotto Gondi for his estate located in the Mugello, a prestigious rural region north of Florence. The first part of the ledger contains daily records of expenses related to food and drink and contains the amount of every transaction. All the foods that appear throughout the ledger are typical Tuscan foods and the most frequent are bread (including a specialty bread called pan tondo) and cakes (ciambelline and cannoli); pasta; meat (roast and boiled veal, pork and pigeon, lamb, ham, different types of sausages, and assorted small birds); fish and shellfish (fresh water fish, caviar, cod, herrings, oysters and crab); fruit and vegetables (peas, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, beans, chickpeas and asparagus); cheese (ricotta, parmesan, and sheep's cheese); salt and sugar. The second part of the ledger contains a list of the guests who visited the Mugello estate and ate lunch or dinner (in certain cases, both). Both the food accounts and the guest records are kept daily.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
Extent96 leaves : 320 x 107 mm. bound to 337 x 115 mm
FoliationPaper, i (paper) + 96 + i (paper); 1-96; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto.
BindingContemporary parchment, no. 31 on spine; the heading Spese giornali di vitto del anno 1664 on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with leather ties.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
- Accounting--Italy--17th century
- Food habits--Italy--Florence--History--17th century
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
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