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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) + 96 leaves + i (paper); rectos numbered [i], 2, iii, [iiii], 5-19, xx-xxiii, [xxiiii-lxxii], lxxiii-lxxv, 76-82, [lxxxiii-xcvi], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper right recto; versos numbered , 2-23, [24-72], 73-82, [83-96], upper left verso (leaves 24-72 and 83-96 are blank). In most cases, each opening has a matched arabic numeral on the left and a roman numeral on the right.
Layout: Written in 3 columns with vertical bounding lines in lead; the smaller column on the left with the transaction number or the year in which the transaction took place, the large central column with the transaction and a brief description of it, and the smaller one on the right with its amount in arabic numerals. In certain cases the large central column contains itemized accounts of a transaction within one entry. 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, Fleur-de-lis 7105 (Rome, 1565), but with rounder petals.
Binding: Contemporary vellum, no. 53 on spine; the heading Ent[rat]a e uscita del libro, no. 34, signet VA 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 1585 (p. 1) and 1614 (p. 81).
Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
|Description:||96 leaves : paper ; 344 x 236 mm. bound to 358 x 238 mm.|