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    Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Document Signed "Josephus." Thirty vellum pages, 10" x 14", printed in Latin, Vienna, December 22, 1778. Joseph Benedikt August Johannes Anton Michel Adam (1741-1790) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1765 to 1790 and ruler of the Habsburg lands from 1780 to 1790. He was the eldest son of Empress Maria Theresa and her husband, Francis I. Joseph was a proponent of enlightened absolutism. This beautifully folio is definitely worthy of further research. Lightly toned along the margins throughout. A few scattered pencil notations found in the margins. Lightly soiled along the edges of some pages.

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