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Copia l[itte]rarum sub forma breuis Sanctissimi d[omi]ni nostri Pape a[n]nulo piscatoris sigillataru[m] suspe[n]sionis indulge[n]tijs in fauore[m] ciuitatis et insule Rhodi concessaru[m] [et]c.

Author: Catholic Church. Pope (1471-1484 : Sixtus IV).
Contributor(s): Drach, Peter, -1504 [printer] |
Doheny, Estelle, 1875-1958 [former owner] |
Kloster Schöntal [former owner] |
Württembergische Landesbibliothek [former owner].
Production / publication: [Speyer : Peter Drach, after 1 July 1480] Description: 1 sheet (1 page) ; 30 x 21 cm (folio).General note: St John Museum copy has the authenticating signature of Johan Sybolt, public notary at the end of the indulgence: "Johannes Sybolt notar[ius] public[us]". Citation/References note: Incunabula Short Title Catalogue, is00561000; Goff, S561; Catalogue of books and manuscripts in the Estelle Doheny Collection, Part III (Los Angeles, 1955), page 19Ownership note: From the collections of the Württemberg State Library in Stuttgart, where the indulgence was first discovered bound into the boards of an incunable from the Cistercian monastery of Schöntal Abbey (with stamp of the Württembergische Landesbibliotheks and a deaccession mark at the end of the indulgence); later in the collections of Estelle Doheny (1875-1958), a world-class collector of rare books (with a round morocco label gold-stamped: "Ex libris Estelle Dogeny" on the inside of the red slipcase).Binding note: Housed in a red morocco slipcase.Other title: Copia litterarum sub forma brevis Sanctissimi domini nostri Pape annulo piscatoris sigillatarum durantibus indulgentiis in favorem civitatis et insule Rhodi concessarum | Breve 1 July 1480 "Quoniam civitas et insula Rhodi" suspensionis indulgentiarum [ISTC title].Subject(s): Indulgences -- Early works to 1800 | Rhodes (Greece : Island) -- History -- Siege, 1480Summary: An indulgence letter issued by Pope Sixtus IV on behalf of the city and island of Rhodes, then besieged by Turkish forces, suspending all other indulgences except those in favor of the defence of Rhodes. In this bull the Pope gives permission for the text to be published in the various countries of Christendom, as long as each copy is signed by the local bishop or other official.
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Ephemera Ephemera Library
Library H5 (Browse shelf) Available

Incunabula Short Title Catalogue, is00561000

Goff, S561; Catalogue of books and manuscripts in the Estelle Doheny Collection, Part III (Los Angeles, 1955), page 19

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