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Ms. Codex 1476 - [Ledger of Concini debtors and creditors and accounts]
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Title:
[Ledger of Concini debtors and creditors and accounts] [manuscript].
Origin:
[Italy], 1643-1646.
Physical description:
48 leaves : paper ; 412 x 143 mm. bound to 426 x 152 mm.
Summary:
Ledger of accounts of Leonora Concini marchesa di Monte, daughter of Giovanbattista Concini, for the years 1643-1646. 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 Leonora Concini, and the employees that appear throughout the ledger include two coachmen, who are paid for their services and for the care of horses and mules; various women who cooked and helped with housework; local businessmen such as bakers and tailors; and both friars and nuns from whom Leonora and her family purchased small amounts of textile products. The present manuscript is smaller than the size of the original volume either covered by or planned for its binding and some leaves appear to be missing.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, i (paper) + 48; 1-35, [36-48]; contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper left verso.
Layout: Written in 2 columns with vertical bounding lines in lead; the large column on the left with the transaction and a brief description of it, and the smaller one on the right with its amount.
Script: Written in a cursive script, perhaps by multiple hands.
Watermark: Similar to Briquet, Agneau pascal 48 (Florence, 1498).
Binding: Contemporary parchment, no. 79 and Quaderno di cassa della signora Leonora Concini 1643 on spine; heading Concini 1643 on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with remnants of leather tie; decorative leatherwork on spine.
Origin: Written in Italy (probably either Florence or Terranuova Bracciolini) between 1643 (f. 1v) and 1646 (f. 36v).
Forms part of: Concini Papers.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1476
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1476
 
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