Codex Kemp (Notarial records of Pietro Gori Michelangelo)

Type: Manuscript

Date: 1510-1521

Setting: Siena, Italy

Produced By/For: Pietro Gori Michelangelo

Contents: Notarial records

Shelf Mark: Ms.Lat.5

Location: Call no. CS769 M63N67 1510

Description from Vendor

This manuscript contains a rich collection of the land-holdings, sales, and dowry records of the Sienese citizen Pietro Gori Michelangelo and his family. Composed by five different notaries, the documents provide extensive details on the history of the family's holdings and how these holdings fared through sales and transfers during the early sixteenth century. Family history, legal history, women's history, and notarial practices all merit further study through these entirely unpublished documents.

Bound in wood boards, faded and slightly worn red leather strap with intact lettered ("E.M.") brass clasp with pin and eylet, channels of support visible, faded and slightly worn red leather split bands, lether strap and bands tacked to boards, partial and cut front flyleaf mostly separated from quire with hinge visible, very minor worming to spine edge of boards, modern pencil annotation on inside rear cover. Provenance information written in Roman capitals in black ink on head of rear board with a rudimentary decorated underlining bar.

Provenance: Purchased from Les Enluminures, 2015.


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