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Collection ID: 0001 | Metadata type: TEI | TEI XML | Data

Oversize LJS 231 Statutum habelle communum et terrarum Barge


Statutum habelle communum et terrarum Barge

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Oversize LJS 231
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)

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University of Pennsylvania




Written in Barga, after the statutes dated 26 Feb. 1346 (f. 3r).
after 1346


Regulations in 49 chapters concerning the amount of tax (gabella or gabelle) and the conditions under which duty must be paid on internal and external trade in cloth of various kinds and from various sources; hides; various objects made of iron, steel, tin, lead, or brass; wood, worked or not, for various designated purposes; food including cheese, fish, oil, and wine; vessels of glass and clay; building materials such as plaster, tiles, and marble; domestic animals including horses; servants; and grain and other agricultural products, including herbs and spices. Also includes definitions of weights and measures and regulations on retail sale of wine, bread, and oil. The end of the text is missing (after f. 26v). The first and last leaves contain a variety of later additions, including many pen trials and rough sketches in ink (f. 1-2, 27-28). The original was written by the notary Neri ser Petri de Monte Alcino (f. 3r), but this manuscript is written by several hands.



28 leaves : 297 x 208 (221 x 105) mm. bound to 298 x 212 mm


Paper, 28 + i (16th-century?); 1²⁸; [1-28]; modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto (contemporary foliation in roman numerals in ink, v-xxv, upper right recto, on f. 7-27). References in this record are to modern foliation.




16th-century vellum over pasteboards with remains of 2 pairs of tawed leather ties; title Statuti delle gabelle di Barga dell'anno 1346 written on spine in ink.


  • Written in 30-40 long lines; vertical margins ruled by creasing, with the creases cracking on many leaves.
  • Decoration

    Ink sketches of human figures and a monster (f. 27r) and a face in an initial M (f. 28v).


  • Written in a cursive Gothic script, by multiple hands.
  • Provenance

    Subjects topical






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