Libro segreto di Pierantonio Benucci e Luigi Nestri e tintori [d'] arte maggiore [manuscript].
- [Florence], 1633-1641.
14 leaves : paper ; 290 x 204 mm. bound to 297 x 206 mm. + 5 notes.
- Benucci, Pierantonio.
Arte dei Tintori (Guild : Florence, Italy)
Accounting -- Italy -- 17th century.
Textile industry -- Italy -- Early works to 1800.
Dyes and dyeing -- Italy -- Early works to 1800.
Ledgers (account books)
Manuscripts, Italian -- 17th century.
- Ledger of accounts and balance sheets of various members of the guild of dyers, referred to as tintori, for the years 1633-1641. Often includes the name of the members of the guild (including Luigi Nestri and Pierantonio Benucci), whether a transaction was a debt or a credit, and how said transaction impacted the partial balance sheet. For each balance sheet there is a short description of the financial situation of the guild at the time the balance sheet was compiled, and whether there were unpaid debts from members, or whether profits had exceeded expenses, resulting in credits or dividends for the tintori. 5 notes, concerning transactions of members of the Gondi family and dated 1733-1734, are laid in the manuscript.
- Ms. codex.
Title from title page (p. i).
Pagination: Paper, i (paper) + 14 leaves + i (paper); versos numbered 1-6, [7-14], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper left verso; rectos numbered [i], 1-6, [7-13] contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper right recto (pages 8-14 are blank).
Layout: Written in 2 columns with vertical bounding lines in lead; the large central column with a brief description of the transaction, including the name of the counterparts involved in the transaction, and the smaller one on the right with the amount received. Sometimes long lines are also used.
Script: Written in a cursive script.
Watermark: Similar to Briquet, Soleil 13957 (Pisa, 1593), but with a smaller moon inside the sun.
Binding: Contemporary vellum; the heading Libro Segreto on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with leather ties.
Origin: Written in Florence between 1633 (p. 1) and 1641 (p. 2).
Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
- Penn Provenance:
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1963.
- Cited in:
- Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800: Supplement A (4), Library Chronicle 37 (1971), no. 1, p. 18 (Ms. Lea 543).
- Cited as:
- UPenn Ms. Codex 1529
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