The great man’s expenses book has been bought at auction by the Goethe and Schiller Archives in Weimar.
It details his petty household expenses in 1884-86. The main orders were to a grocery on Mariestrasse for cognac, champagne, wine and cigars. The old Abbé was no great believer in abstinence.
The entries are written apparently by Liszt’s valet, Mihály Kreiner.