Title supplied by cataloger; date from bookseller's notes (on file in the Library).
Spine title: Priorista. Just beneath, the writing on the spine appears to read "T. II.", suggesting that this was originally
the second volume of a set.
Foliation: Paper, ii (parchment) + 255 + i (parchment); [iii], 1-249, [iii]; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto.
Script: Written in a variety of cursive scripts by many hands, with the earliest portions written in a rapid "mercantile"
cursive script (typical 15th-century Florentine hand).
Binding: 18th-century vellum-covered boards (Zacour-Hirsch).
Origin: Written in Florence, late 15th- early 16th century (Zacour-Hirsch).
The manuscript appears to have been compiled from archives or an earlier manuscript on the same subject about 1480; from that
time forward the writing is much less regular, and the hue of the ink changes rapidly, indicating periodic additions. After
July 1504 the original hand breaks off entirely and is supplanted by a more modern cursive, in which the final few pages are
written with only occasional marginalia.
Modern bookseller's catalog description pasted inside upper cover.
Cover wearing and split at hinges and spine. Vellum pulling away from back cover board. Some wear and stains. A few tears.
Some evidence of repairs.
There is a leaf laid in just before the first folio containing text.
Ownership inscription on f. [ii] recto: Questo libro e di Lionardo d Paolo Adimari. The Adimari were a great noble family
of Florence who played a considerable part in the city's political life until the nobles were forbidden office. This same
leaf contains a couple other inscriptions referring to the Adimari and a depiction of a shield or coat of arms.