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Manuscript Diploma on Parchment, Padua, 1612.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
301
Sold for:
$2,583$2,100

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Manuscript Diploma on Parchment, Padua, 1612.
Six parchment leaves inscribed in black and gold ink, in Latin, title with ornate hand-painted border, bound in full contemporary ornately decorated dark brown and red morocco boards with recessed panels, gold tooling, parchment onlays tooled in silver, hand-painted coats of arms on both boards, remnants of yellow silk ties, with official wax seal housed in brass case, attached to the spine, some wear, accompanied by an English translation of the text, reproducing the ornate title border decoration, outer bifolium parchment, inner leaves paper; worming to pastedowns, binding intact, 9 x 6 3/4 in.
This diploma confers a doctorate on Alexander Terentius.
Estimate $600-800


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