Johannes de giglis viris utriusq[ue] doctor Sanctissimi d[omi]ni nostri d[omi]ni Sixti divina provide[n]cia pape quarti et sedis apostolice subdiaconus.

Accession number: 
PML 681
Johannes de Gigliis, commissary.
[Westminster] : [William Caxton], [1481]
1 leaf (broadside) ; 16 x 22 cm
Credit Line: 
Purchased in 1902.

An indulgence printed by Caxton for Johannes de Giglis the commissioner for Pope Sixtus IV, to be granted to contributors toward the war against the Turks.
First issue. Singular issue.
Format: undetermined, oblong vellum
Line 1, [J]Ohannes de giglis viris utriusq[ue] doctor Sanctissimi d[omi]ni nostri d[omi]ni Sixti divina ... line 23, ... Anno d[omi]ni Millesimo quadringentismo octauagesimo primo Ac pontifici sanctissimi domini nosteri d[omi]ni Sixti pape quarti anno undecimo.
PML copy lacks top-right and right edge of text. Some staining from former binding.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 15.5 x 22 cm, trimmed.
PML copy on vellum.
Printed in Caxton's type 4:95B.
Title from incipit.
Woodcut initial.

Single leaf, laid in folder.
Variant Title: 



Hand decoration: Rubrication unrequired. Annotations: Indulgence unused, not filled in.

Originally pasted inside the paper copy of Caxton's Ryal Book (PML 698/ChL 1789) presented by Thomas Archer (1554-1630), parson of Houghton Conquest and chaplain to James I; Church Library at St. John's, Bedford, presented by Archer before 1630; afterwards passed on at St. Paul's, Bedford and about 1840 to the Bedfordshire General Library, Bedford, stamps (leaves a2r and v9r); Sotheby's London, 17 March 1902, lot 985, to Quaritch for Morgan; Pierpont Morgan Library, purchased 31 July 1902. (On the provenance, see BMC XI 126.)