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Beinecke MS 570
Account book of Tommaso Medici for the years 1628-1631, in Italian
First page Sit nomen Domini benedictum in secula. A. Questo libro si e debitori e creditori
*** del signor Bali Tommaso Medici.
The accounts deal with transactions concerning cattle, cereals, beans, wine, oil, and fertilizers;
and they mention estates, business relations, stewards, labourers, servants etc. A single sheet is
inserted dealing with the years 1637-1639.
Paper, ff. I (paper) + 90 + I (paper), 425 x 280 mm., foliated with the same number on verso and
facing recto. The last 23 folios are blank.
I-V 16, VI 14.
Rapid Humanistic Cursive script.
Original register binding: white parchment wrappers with flap and four brown leather bands
stitched with parchment strips onto spine and covers.
Bequest of Frederick Mortimer Clapp, 1970.