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Ms. Codex 1459 - [Ledger of Concini debtors and creditors]
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[Ledger of Concini debtors and creditors] [manuscript].
[Tuscany], 1631-1638.
Physical description:
286 leaves : paper ; 425 x 281 mm. bound to 444 x 285 mm. + 2 notes.
Ledger of debtors and creditors and accounts related to the estate of Arrigo Concini for the years 1631-1638. Often includes the nature of a given credit or debt and its amount, as well as listing the names of the individuals that hold the debt or credit. Most of the counterparts in the transactions are workers and servants of Arrigo Concini and the names that appear throughout the ledger include Vergilio Casini and Benedetto Bonechi (both farmers); Francesco Gilardini; Giovanbattista Giannetti; Filippo Fabbrini; and Tommaso Biliotti. A small number of accounts relative to purchases of Arrigo Concini and his family (including textile products for personal use and for resale and women's jewelry) are also present and scattered throughout the ledger. Arrigo Concini died in 1631, leaving a number of outstanding debts with Florentine banks to his heirs. However, most of them appeared to be wiped out or significantly reduced (f. 286v).
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, i (paper) + 286 + i (paper); versos numbered 1-286, contemporary pagination in ink, upper left verso; rectos numbered [i], 1-285, contemporary pagination with a combination of Roman and Arabic numbers in ink, upper right recto. Each opening has matched numerals on the left and right.
Layout: Written in 3 columns with vertical bounding lines in lead; the smaller column on the left with the transaction number, the large central column with a brief description of the transaction, and the smaller one on the right with its amount. In certain cases the large central column contains itemized accounts of a transaction within one entry.
Script: Written in a cursive script, perhaps by multiple hands.
Watermark: Unidentified watermark containing an oblong human head, a crown and an oval shape.
Binding: Contemporary parchment, no. 90 on spine; the heading Debitori et creditori dell'eredita' del Signor Cavaliere Arrigo Concini and letter A with decorative penwork on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with remnants of leather ties; decorative leatherwork on spine.
Origin: Written in Tuscany between 1631 (f. 1v) and 1638 (f. 286v).
Forms part of: Concini Papers.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1459
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1459
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