An indulgence printed by Caxton for Johannes de Gigliis and Perseus de Malviciis the commissioners for Pope Innocent VIII, to be granted to contributors toward the war against the Turks.
Date derived from copy in the British Library (IA.55126) issued on 24 April.
1 leaf, printed on one side only.
Line 1: [J]Ohannes De Gigliis alias de liliis Ap[osto]licus Subdiacon[us] Et in Inclito Regno Anglie frutuu[m] [et] proventuu[m] camere ap[osto]lice debitor[um] Collector... line 26: ... Datum Sub Sigillo Sancte Cruciate Anno Incarnacionis D[omi]nice Millesimo Quadringe[n]tesimo Octuagesimo Nono Die [...] Mensis [...].
PML copy with manuscript issue date of 17 July 1489 to Richard Hopton of Eton College, Oxford.
PML copy on vellum.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 14.6 x 23 cm
PML copy with fragmentary red wax seal (2.5 x 4 cm) of Innocent VIII attached to vellum strip at bottom of indulgence. A similar fragmentary seal is on the copy of this indulgence now in the Toshiyuki Takamiya collection in Tokyo, see Christie's, 9 Dec. 1981, lot 207.
Printed in Caxton's type 7:82G.
Hand decoration: Rubrication not required. Annotations: Indulgence filled in, purchased by Magister Ricardus Hopton sacre theologie professor...decimo septi[m]o...julii. Early 18th-century inscription on verso: a Disensacion by [th]e Popes Authority for [th]e Remission of Sinnes.