1505 Ledger and Diary of a Wealthy Genoa Businessman

1505 Ledger and Diary of a Wealthy Genoa Businessman

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Alixandro of Gnanoa

1505 working journal and ledger. The cover reads: "1505 Gendenze di Saviz - gnano." This rare 16th-century manuscript contains hundreds of business entries, purchases, loans, and repayments. There are long lists of foods and prices for what is likely shopping lists for parties and feasts. A number of entries appear to include observations and business maxims, as well as poetry. The first page begins: "Libro de tuto _____ quale so tato asan__giano ala venuta mia. [T]o Alexandro salueto schrise e soto schrise de mia gnovia mar...." 

The original vellum cover is in somewhat rough shape with tears, rubbing, and bumping. It is barely attached to the text block, though still held by the rear binding cords. The interior is in excellent shape, save for the odd (and to be expected) ink blot, age-toning, and light soiling.

  • 184 hand-numbered pages
  • 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
  • Original vellum cover
  • Good+ 

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