Patent of Nobility, Carta Ejecutoria, Spain, 1776. Small folio format manuscript on parchment, twenty-seven leaves, large painted thematic title with seal of Carlos III (1716-1788) pasted to the page, with "Don Ramon Zazo y Ortega" painted in the center, flanked by two rampant lions, with armor, drums, cannons, sword, banners, and other articles of the soldier arrayed beneath, painted in colors; capitals, four rococo banners with family names, and one full-page coat of arms preceding the titles composed of four separate heraldic shields, each of which is presented separately and smaller in the text, all hand-painted and gilt, the text within red rules, executed in a neat secretarial hand; the text concerning the nobility conferred upon Don Antonio Rosillo y Enciso, also mentioning the names Rojas [Roxas] and Soto; signed and sealed by Ramon Zazo y Ortega on the final leaf, with many other subsequent signatures over the following leaves; bound in full dark pink morocco, tooled in gilt, worn; some silk inter leaves, housed in a custom slipcase, ex libris Sarah Gildersleeve Fife Memorial Library, Hroswitha Club, with bookplate, 12 x 8 in.
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