Merchant's commonplace book

Published/Created:
Venice,
[between 1350 and 1400]
Physical Description:
ff. 69 + i : paper ; 280 x 215 (220 x 160) mm.
Notes:
Watermarks: similar to Briquet Fruit 7372-76, Briquet Cheval 3564, and Briquet Fruit 7341.
Script: Written by a single scribe in a neat notarial hand, through f. 67v. Notes added by various hands of 14th-15th centuries.
Drawings of ships, towers and merchants in ink, with added yellow, brown, green, red and blue; many diagrams. Crude 2- and 1-line initials in red, with guide-letters for rubricator showing beneath; headings in red.
Repair of f. 1 with later paper; some loss of text. Repairs at outer edges on this and other folios do not affect text.
Binding: 18th-19th centuries. Rigid vellum case with paste paper back endleaf and pastedowns. Central fold of each bifolium has been reinforced with a strip of parchment.
Belonged to Giuseppe (Joseph) Martini of Lugano; purchased from his estate by H. P. Kraus, ca. 1948. Sold in 1957 by Kraus to Thomas E. Marston, who presented it to the Beinecke Library in 1967.
Abstract:
Manuscript on paper. Includes notes on arithmetic and accounting for merchandise; a romance of Tristan; list of spices; astronomical and astrological information; charms and prayers; recipes; extracts in Venetian; and poems.
Topics:
Accounting
Arithmetic--Early works to 1800
Astrology--Early works to 1800
Astronomy, Medieval
Formulas, recipes, etc.--Early works to 1800
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Italian literature--To 1400
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Merchants
Prayers--Early works to 1800
Tristan (Legendary character)
Topics:
Venice (Italy)--Economic conditions--To 1797
Language:
Italian
Latin
Genre:
Drawings
Illuminated manuscripts
Manuscripts
Format:
Text
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Beinecke MS 327
Orbis Record:
9786806
Orbis Barcode:
39002091596966
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
14892342
Citation:
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 327.
Merchant's Commonplace Book. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
10269817
PID:
digcoll:3759212

Number of Pages: 148
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