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Ms. Codex 1417 Ledger of Cassi accounts
TitleLedger of Cassi accounts
- Ciarfalli, Antonio Ciarfalli, Antonio
Call numberMs. Codex 1417
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4452992
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Ledger of accounts of Lodovico Cassi for the years 1621-1637 (f. 1v-201r and f. 289r-313v), 1640-1644 (f. 314r), 1648 (f. 201v) and 1651-1652 (f. 314r-314v), mostly written by Antonio Ciarfalli. Often includes the amount of a given credit or debt or other transactions (usually sales of semi-finished pieces of fabric) and the name of the individuals that act as counterparts in said transactions. Most accounts are related to the textile business and the counterparts involved range from individual buyers to large family enterprises. Among the counterparts, the most important are Filippo and Giannozzo Pandolfini; Franco Cartucci; Cosimo Mori; Cosimo Belforti; Caterina Falconetti; and Argentina Giraldi (the aforementioned women appeared to be heavily involved in the textile business, usually as buyers). Lodovico Cassi sold and purchased textile products at various stages of the manufacturing process, but, in certain cases, he also appeared to lend money for interest, which was not an uncommon activity for a merchant at the time.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Soleil 13957 (Pisa, 1593), but with a smaller moon inside the sun.
Extent336 leaves : 355 x 248 mm. bound to 380 x 253 mm. +
FoliationPaper, i (paper) + 336 + i (paper); rectos numbered , 2-201, [202-208], 209, [210-223], 224, [225-239], 240, [241-255], 256, [257-287], 288-314, [315-336], contemporary numeration in ink, modern numeration in pencil, upper right recto; versos numbered 1-201, [202-288], 289-314, [315-336] contemporary numeration in ink, modern numeration in pencil, upper left verso.
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 236 on spine; the heading Entrata e uscita del taglio and letter B with decorative penwork on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with leather ties. Decorative leatherwork on spine.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
- Textile industry--Italy--Early works to 1800
- Woolen and worsted manufacture--Italy--History
- Accounting--Italy--17th century
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
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