Pope Clement XII Printed Indulgence and Manuscript Privilege.

    Printed Indulgence, one page, 7.75" x 10.5". Rome; May 17, 1735. Signed at the closing by the papal secretary alongside a blind embossed seal. Docketing on the verso indicating that it was issued on the feast of the beatification of St. John Francis Regis. With flattened folds, very clean. Small rust stain on verso.

    Manuscript Privilege, two pages (1 and four of a bifolium), 6.75" x 9", circa 1731. In French, untranslated. Docket at top of page 2, "Autel Privilegie / Pour l'association de St. Francois Xavier / 1731." Age-toning, with flattened folds. A few stray rust stains and pencil annotations by a previous collector on page 4.

    Clement XII was born Lorenzo Corsini on April 7, 1652. He became pope in 1730 until his death in 1740.

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