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Beinecke MS 474 Italy, s. XIV
Three Documents (in Lat.)
Three scrolls of parchment, two of which have been crudely stitched together,
while the third is separate. They date from the 14th century and concern
inhabitants of the castle and town of Lustignano in the valley of the
river Cornia in Northwestern Italy; all were written in cramped and
abbreviated chancery hands.
1. (detached) 440 x 152 mm. Land transaction between Niccholaus, duke of
Volterra, and Iohannes, Count of Lustignano, on behalf of a certain
Michael; signed by the notary Guarnerius; dated 1350.
2. (first attached; mutilated, worn, text illegible at head and tail)
320 x 196 mm. Unidentified land transaction involving Iohannes filius
[one word unclear] de Lustignano; name of notary scratched out; dated
3. (second attached) 388 x 181 mm. Bill of contumacy involving Raymerus
Balduccus and the brothers "Iohannes and Michelis;" signed by the notary
Barthalus Sanuccius [?] of Volterra; dated 1346.
Written in Italy in the 14th century; early provenance unknown. Filing notes,
in Italian, s. xvii, on dorse of each scroll. Acquired from S. Harrison
Thomson in 1970 with the Beinecke Rare Book Endowment Fund.
Barbara A. Shailor