The manuscript production
Within little more than 2 years the library was stocked with about 200 carefully chosen autors and titles. The majority of the necessary manuscripts had to be produced on purpose, coming mostly out of the bookshop of the famous Florentine bookseller Vespasiano da Bisticci. Vespasiano employed up to 45 scribes to fulfil the needs of his clientele. The clear humanist handwriting is typical for books coming out of his shop. Additionally, he had miniature painters working for him, like Riccardo di ser Nanni and Francesco Antonio del Chierico.