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Ms. Codex 1510 - Arrigucci, Federico, compiler - Libro del s[ign]or c[apita]no di Fivizzano nel q[ua]le sono registrate ricevute, suppliche e lettere di diversi anni
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 1510 - Arrigucci, Federico, compiler - Libro del s[ign]or c[apita]no di Fivizzano nel q[ua]le sono registrate ricevute, suppliche e lettere di diversi anni
Author:
Arrigucci, Federico, compiler.
Title:
Libro del s[ign]or c[apita]no di Fivizzano nel q[ua]le sono registrate ricevute, suppliche e lettere di diversi anni [manuscript].
Origin:
[Fivizzano], 1548-1549.
Physical description:
144 leaves : paper ; 282 x 211 mm. bound to 288 x 213 mm. + 3 notes.
Summary:
Copies of miscellaneous items, mostly suppliche (petitions), legal documents and some letters received and collected by Giovanni Arrigucci, officer in Fivizzano, Massa Carrara, north of Florence. Most documents are originally addressed to Cosimo I de' Medici, but bear the name of Giovanni Arrigucci (sometimes referred to as capitano) and Lelio Torelli (referred to as auditore), officer, lawyer and investigating judge of the Grand-duchy of Tuscany. Torelli and Arrigucci collected the letters of citizens who had requested the help of the grand-duke to mediate and resolve small personal conflicts (e.g. pending debts and payments; complaints about neighbors, co-workers or family members; and tax-related decisions considered unfair), perhaps to select the more complicated cases which were to appear before Cosimo I. For most documents, the names of the counterparts are present, usually with a short and sometimes confused description of the problem which prompted the offended party to request for help from the grand-duke. In certain cases, the documents also contain annotations and marginalia in a different hand.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from cover.
Foliation: Paper, 144; [i], 1-113, [114-143], contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto (f. 120-143 are blank).
Script: Written in a cursive script, by multiple hands.
Watermark: Unidentified watermark containing a flower or a bud, with a straight stem and two small leaves.
Binding: Contemporary vellum, no. 145 on spine; the heading Libro del signor capitano di Fivizzano nel quale sono registrate ricevute, suppliche e lettere di diversi anni, on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with a leather tie; decorative leatherwork on spine.
Origin: Written in Fivizzano (Massa Carrara), Italy, between 1548 (f. 2v) and 1549 (f. 88v).
Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1510
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1510
 
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