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Merchant's commonplace book

Merchant's commonplace book

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Date: [between 1350 and 1400]
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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.
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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.
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ff. 69 + i : paper ; 280 x 215 (220 x 160) mm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Teaching resource: Barbara A. Shailor, Medieval Studies
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Object ID: 10269817
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