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|Named Person:||House of Medici; Andrea de' Medici; Vincenzo de' Medici|
|Material Type:||Manuscript, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material, Internet Resource|
Title supplied by cataloger.
Pagination: Paper, i (paper) + 192 + i (paper); versos numbered i-158, [159-192], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper left verso; rectos numbered [i], i-cxxxxviii, [cxxxxviiii], cl-clviii, [clviiii-cxci], upper right recto (leaves 159-192 are blank but ruled). Each opening has a matched arabic numeral on the left and a roman numeral on the right.
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 in arabic numerals. In the occurrence of both a debt and a credit with a specific counterpart, credits are usually listed on the left page and debts on the right page of an opening, with the same individuals appearing as debtors or creditors on facing pages.
Script: Written in a cursive script perhaps by multiple hands.
Watermark: Similar to Briquet, Monts 11938 (Lucca, 1582), but with a tree instead of the letter F.
Binding: Contemporary vellum, no. 96 on spine; the heading L[ib]ro di possesione, no. 10 and letter B with decorative penwork on upper cover; lower cover with remnants of leather ties wraps around upper cover; decorative leatherwork on spine.
Origin: Written in Italy between 1581 (p. 1) and 1583 (p. 93).
Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
|Description:||192 leaves : paper ; 329 x 232 mm. bound to 343 x 235 mm. + 1 note.|
|Contents:||1. p.1-111: [Spese] fuora della possesione di Valdenievole e delle spese attenante a bestiami et altre. 2. p.112-158: [Spese attenante] alla possesione di Valdenievole.|