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Ms. Codex 1548 Filza LII: segnata: F.3 Gondi et altri
TitleFilza LII: segnata: F.3 Gondi et altri
Call numberMs. Codex 1548
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4516722
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageLatin, with a few documents in Italian
Approximately 100 (largely original, but with some copies) miscellaneous legal documents, trial proceedings, accounts, petitions, and letters, covering the years 1478-1667 but mostly concentrated in the years 1528-1536. Concerns the affairs of members of numerous Florentine aristocratic families, primarily those of the Machiavelli and Buonaccorsi families, but also including the Gondi, and Medici families. Discusses their business activities, and their legal disputes with one another, or with the Monte di pietà moneylenders. The miscellany, referred to as a filza, primarily consists of documents in Latin, but a few documents in Italian (for example, f. 640r-649v) are also present. Almost all of the legal documents and proceedings contained in the manuscript are related to a large lawsuit between the Gondi and the Machiavelli, which took place between 1531-1536 (Zacour-Hirsch), related to dowries, inheritances, and the management and custody of properties and goods connected with these. One of the main issues appears to have concerned the inheritance of several Buonaccorsi brothers, which was split into parts. These issues constitute the central and largest part of the filza (f. 32r-639r). Other documents include the division of the inheritance of Niccolò di Piero Buonaccorsi with Simone Gondi (example on f. 299r); various chronicles of the disputes concerning the dowries of Caterina, Costanza (also referred to as Gonstanza), and Camilla Buonaccorsi (for example, f. 640r-641v, f. 643r-649v, and f. 671r); and a diverse range of property sale contracts and deals. Other names frequently mentioned include Ludovico Buonaccorsi (f. 671r), Simone Gondi (f. 395r), Ludovico Machiavelli (f. 686r), Lorenzo di Niccolò Machiavelli (f. 26r), Giovanbattista Gondi (f. 709r), and the mother of Caterina, Constanza, and Camilla Buonaccorsi, also named Constanza Buonaccorsi. Many of the documents were written or signed by the same Florentine notary, Francisco de Machanis (example on f. 313v) who seems to have worked primarily for Simone Gondi and his family. Includes several genealogical tables of some families. Marginalia and other miscellaneous notations appear throughout the volume.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from caption title (f. [i] recto).
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
Extent756 leaves : 295 x 220-230 mm
FoliationPaper, 756; [i], 1-584, [i], 585-640, [641-693], 694, [695-752]; contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Binding18th-century wrapper with leather ties. Filza LII, F.3, Gondi, and no. 335 on a label on spine. Gatherings tied with string with metal tips.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1963.
- Arte della lana (Guild : Florence, Italy)
- Monte di pietà (Florence, Italy)
- Civil law--Italy
- Inheritance and succession--Italy
- Real property--Italy
- Marriage law--Italy
- Legal documents
- Manuscripts, Latin--15th century
- Manuscripts, Latin--16th century
- Manuscripts, Latin--17th century
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
- Manuscripts, European
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