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THE VATICAN LIBRARY. Co-authors Msgr. Eugene Tisserant and Professor Theodore Koch. Jersey City: Snead and Company, 1929. 1st Edition. Paperback. 40p. INSCRIBED BY Theodore Koch. A softcover book in very good condition. Edges lightly worn. Otherwise clean and tight. Several black and white photographs. Theodore Wesley Koch (1871 –1941) was the Director of Northwestern University‘s library (1919–1941), and […]
(ALEXANDER VII) (1599-1667)
Born Fabio Chigi. Pope from 1655 until his death in 1667. Papal decree dated 1658, issued in the name of Alexander to Francesco Soranzo, a member of the nobility and House of Soranzo. Young Francesco seeks permission to be ordained to the priesthood which was granted by this papal decree. There were many distinguished members of […]
(Consalvi, Ercole Cardinal) (1757 – 1824)
(LEO XIII) (seventh year of pontificate 1884)
Handsome oversized diplomatic letter on parchment. Addressed to the President of the Dominican Republic, Ulises Heureaux. Bears the personal embossed paper seal of Leo XIII as well as the official red rubber stamp. Document signed on behalf of the pope by Monsignor Franciscus Mercutelli, Latin Secretary for Briefs to Princes and Heads of State. Reads: […]