INVENTION and DISCOVERY:
Printed Books from Fifteenth-Century Europe
An Exhibition at Bridwell Library, February 1 – May 3, 2010
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8. LUCAS DE TOLLENTIS, Bishop of Sebenico (1428–1491). [Indulgence for the Jubilee Year 1480]. Broadside, printed on vellum. [Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, before 22 March] 1480.
This rare letter of indulgence, one of two known
copies, was offered for the remission of sins in the Jubilee Year of 1480.
Bridwell Library’s copy was purchased and filled out by hand at Kirn,
Germany, on 17 April 1480; unfortunately, the name of the purchaser has been
erased. The bottom edge was folded up and pierced with string used to attach
the issuer’s official seal, which is not preserved.
may not be published without the permission of Bridwell Library.