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Four Manuscript Pages from Church Hierarchy and Cannon Law 1470

Handwritten Document on Church Hierarchy and canon law circa 1470.  A single sheet, folded, front and back, on vellum, with illuminated first letters, beautifully written, with some lines in red ink.  The document is in Latin and is apparently on the hierarchy of the Catholic church, and on aspects of canon law.  This is of particular interest, as it was written at the time Luther was preaching and dealing with these very subjects.  It has also been suggested that the text of the fragment is Candelabrum of Bene Florentinus, rhetoric not canon law and may be easier than fifteenth century. Dimensions: 8.86 inches by 5.5 inches. Processing and shipping in the continental U.S. $25.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.  


Excellent condition for age, with pin or staple marks at top, and minor discoloration on edges.  There are a very few insect holes, and a minor tear at the top corner. One side is discolored, apparently from use as a book cover. Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions. Please be advised we do not furnish packing materials nor porters for pick up. 


Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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