7 July 2004
RINUCCINI, deed of exemption from taxes in the Papal States in favour of Alessandro Rinuccini, clerk of the Camera Apistolica, in recognition of his services, manuscript on vellum, Rome 20 May 1667.
4° (220 x 155mm). 6 leaves, the last blank. Black ink with gold rule, the opening lines in gold.
BINDING: contemporary Roman gold-tooled fawn morocco or morocco-grained sheep by the Andreoli atelier, sides panelled with tooth-rolls, a drawer-handle roll and multiple fillets, large and small fleurons at inner and outer angles, the Rinuccini arms at the centre of both covers, pink fabric ties (date of the document inscribed in black ink at top of the front cover).
AN ELEGANT BINDING BY THE ANDREOLI BROTHERS, the shop that worked for the Vatican and the leading ecclesiastic and aristocratic Roman bibliophiles of the middle and second half of the 17th century. [and:]
SAVINI family, notarised deed recording the decision of 23 May 1748 granting the title of Marchese delli Ponti, in the town of Camerino, to two brothers, Abbot Fortunato and Ercole Savini and their successors, manuscript on vellum, illuminated headpiece and initial, the final leaf stamped with notary's mark of Gregorius Castellani, 1749.
BINDING: contemporary Italian gold-tooled red morocco, border incorporating shell and flowerhead tools, pine cone tools on spine. (2)
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