WINE MAKING ACCOUNTS OF A HOSPITAL IN CHIANTI

MS 5349
MS Short Title WINE MAKING ACCOUNTS OF A HOSPITAL IN CHIANTI
Text WINE MAKING ACCOUNTS OF A HOSPITAL IN CHIANTI, PREPARED IN THE NAME OF PRIOR ANTONIO GIACOMO, WITH RECORDS OF SALES OF WINE FROM VINEYARDS IN CASAMONTE, CATIGNANO, BAGELATA, LEGIADRO; TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING GRAIN, MEAT, FRUIT, FISH, OLIVE OIL, AND OTHER SOURCES OF INCOME, INCLUDING BRIDGE TOLLS; AND EXPENSES INCLUDING WAGE BILLS OF THE FARM WORKERS
Description MS in Italian on paper, Chianti, Toscana, Italy, 1417-1418, 44 ff. including 20 blanks(-ca. 4 ff.), 29x21 cm, several columns, up to 23x16 cm), up to 40 lines in notarial script by several scribes.
Binding Chianti, Toscana, Italy, 1417, limp vellum with fold-over flap with toggle and catch, sewn on 3 thongs, decorative M below a cross on both covers.
Provenance 1. Antonio Giacomo, Ospedale di Chianti (1417-); 2. Hroar Dege gastronomic library, Oslo (-2005); 3. Sotheby's 9.6.2005:511; 4. Sotheby's 6.7.2006:39.
Commentary The late Hroar Dege, friend of Martin Schøyen, collected on a grand scale, either it was houses, iron stoves, music or books. His Gastronomic Library, on food, beer, wine and the arts of the table, consisted of more than 2000 MSS and printed items.
Place of origin Toscana, Italy
Dates 1417-1418

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