Benedict XIV, Pope (1675-1758) Papal Manuscript, 1741. Manuscript on parchment and laid paper, twelve parchment leaves, two paper leaves, text in Latin, in elegant roman and italic hands in brown, gold, and red, each page of twenty-five lines within a border drawn in gold and black, full-page illuminated papal arms of Benedict XIV on first leaf in colors and gold, followed by the arms of two others, the document is addressed by Joseph ex Comitibus de Marsciano, Bishop of Orvieto, regarding the cardinal's appointment to the post of apostolic protonotary, signed by the Bishop, and several others, in full contemporary red morocco with broad gilt floral borders large surrounding the gilt papal arms on front board and the cardinal's arms on the back, lacking red silk ties, 10 x 7 in.
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