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Bod-Inc: S-230

Sixtus IV, Pont. Max.

Indulgentia 1484(?) for promoting the crusade against the Moors [Catalan].


Analysis of Content

Printed side Sixtus IV, Pont. Max.: [Indulgentia.] Incipit: ‘[A] gloria et laor de den(!) tot poderos et enxalcament . . .’ D. Jaime Ripoll Vilamajor, Documento de fines del siglo quince para ilustrar la historia de la Santa Cruzada de Espana (Vich, 1829), 1-3.

Printed side Sixtus IV, Pont. Max.: ‘La forma de la absolucio'. Incipit: ‘Misereatur tui omnipotens deus etc. per actoritat de deu omnipotent . . .’


Imprint: [Toledo: Juan Vasquez, c.1484]. Broadside.


Collation: Single sheet.

Illustrations: Woodcut initial.


ISTC: is00570800

GW: GW 49;

Proctor: not in Pr;

Others: E 35; Haebler, Bibliografía ibérica, 95; not in Sheppard; Vindel, Arte, VI 56: 6; Zeitschrift für Bücherfreunde, 5,1 (1901-2), 5 pl. 3.

LCN: 14122871


Copy number: S-230(1)

On parchment. Scars of leather on the left-hand margin of the recto and at the head of the verso.

Binding: Kept in a modern, crushed brown morocco document wallet.

Size of leaf: c.195 × c.155 mm.

In the indulgence, the blank spaces for the name of the beneficiary and the date have been filled in by a contemporary hand, brown ink: ‘Vilamajor | xvii | ene[ro]'. On the blank side the following notes, also in a contemporary hand: ‘Buella de Sixto acorgada á 8 mars 1483'; ‘Dada a xvii dies de jener any de millequatrecentosehuytanta'. The wallet also contains correspondence between Ehrman and George Painter (BM), between May and Aug. 1963, relating to the indulgence, with a typescript of Painter's article for BMC X on Vázquez, a print of the indulgence, and a typescript of Breslauer's sale catalogue entry.

Provenance: Berenguer Vilamajor (fl. 1483 or 1485); notes on blank side in a contemporary hand: ‘Joan o' Bereng-Vilamajor. 1485'. D. Jaime Ripoll Vilamajor (1775-1843). Nicolas Rauch (1896 or 7-1962); sold at sale of his stock, Geneva, 1963 (unsigned note by Ehrman on the typescript of Breslauer's sale catalogue entry (see above)). Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; purchased in 1963 from Martin Breslauer, for £292. 10. 0; accession no. ‘[R] 1994'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.

SHELFMARK: Broxb. 95.13.

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