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Ms. Codex 1372 - Amadori, Andrea - [Notebook of Amadori memoranda]
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Author:
Amadori, Andrea.
Title:
[Notebook of Amadori memoranda] [manuscript].
Origin:
[Italy], 1522-1537.
Physical description:
78 leaves : paper ; 213 x 142 mm. bound to 215 x 144 mm. + 2 notes.
Language(s):
Italian.
Summary:
Notebook of memoranda of Andrea Amadori for the years 1522-1537. Parts of it are written by Andrea Amadori in the first person. Most of the memoranda are either detailed descriptions of debts and credits, or inventories of possessions of Andrea Amadori and his family (including son Antonio and daughter Caterina). Debts, credits and similar transactions occur with workers, employees or business counterparts of Andrea Amadori. The circumstances that led to the creation of a debt or credit are carefully described, often with a narrative tone. In some of these transactions the name of Bartolomeo Amadori appears as one of the counterparts. Among the inventories there are detailed lists of clothing and property lists. Two short letters, dated 1606, written by Church official Girolamo Mancini and addressed to Niccolo Amadori, dealing with pending debts, are laid in the manuscript.
Provenance:
Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
Related names:
Amadori, Niccolo, recipient.
Mancini, Girolamo.
Subject:
Amadori family.
Accounting - Italy - 16th century.
Form / Genre:
Codices.
Accounts.
Credit records.
Ledgers (account books)
Inventories.
Manuscripts, Italian - 16th century.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, 78; [i], 1-77; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto.
Script: Written in a cursive script, by multiple hands, including that of Andrea Amadori.
Watermark: Similar to Briquet, Fleur 6650 (Florence, 1442-1447).
Binding: Contemporary vellum; the heading Andrea Amadori ricordi and letter B with decorative penwork on upper cover; no. 191 written on lower cover.
Origin: Written in Italy between 1522 (f. 1v) and 1537 (f. 60r).
Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), p. 207 (Ms. Lea 306).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1372
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1372

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Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Italian
Century: 16th century
Date: 1522
Genre: Accounts
Genre: Codices
Genre: Credit records
Genre: Inventories
Genre: Ledgers (account books)
Subject: Accounting
Subject: Amadori family
Geography: Italy
Author: Amadori, Andrea
Related names: Amadori, Niccolo, recipient
Related names: Mancini, Girolamo
Page material: Paper