In 1508 an anonymous scribe wrote in the MS Firenze, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Magl. XV 194 a list of 40 books, partly manuscripts, partly printed (in forma). Some items are described as «di mia mano», in my hand. The list author is Giordano di Michele Giordano, whose name appears in some MSS still preserved in Florence libraries. Giordano was not a professional scribe, but devoted much time of his life to the copying of manuscripts, like many others in Florence during the Quattrocento. His collection consisted mainly of texts in volgare or volgarizzamenti relating to different subjects (science and philosophy, devotional texts, travel, cronache, history, literature and
romances), but the choice of texts to be copied or bought was neither obvious nor trivial.