GIRONDE. Handwritten notebook in narrow folio... - Lot 141 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay

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GIRONDE. Handwritten notebook in narrow folio... - Lot 141 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay
GIRONDE. Handwritten notebook in narrow folio (32 x 11 cm), 79 pp. Paperback in a dominoté paper (qq. snags). Bordeaux, 1744-1746. Diary of purchases of victuals, kept in Bordeaux from August 1744 to 1746, most likely by an inn or restaurant. Kept day by day, are recorded very different purchases from one day to another (generally ¾ purchases per week, with price of each foodstuff). Example, January 16, 1745: one pound of flour, 5 pounds of beef and mutton, a capon, sugar, brown sugar, spices, two lemons, herbs, cheese, eggs, cod, matches, bacon, etc. Three days later, 2 sausages, milk, lemons, eggs, flour, soap, apples, herbs, saveloy, etc. and sometimes pike, eel, pepper, lemon peel, strawberries, artichokes, pigeons, etc.
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