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    Sale 2468 | Lot 1
    Price Realized: $344With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2468 Lot 1

      ADRIAN VI, Pope. Breve Adriani vj. in po[n]tificem electi: ad Senatu[m] populumq[ue] Romanum. Title with woodcut papal arms within 4-part woodcut border. [2] leaves. 4to, 200x138 mm, modern 1/4 calf; minor marginal dampstaining. Bignor Park bookplate of Viscount Mersey. (Rome: Marcello Silber), [1522]

      Estimate $400 - 600

      Adrian was elected Pope in January 1522 while serving as Cardinal in Spain, but preparations and circumstances delayed his arrival in Rome until August. In the present letter dated Zaragoza, 19 May 1522, he cites concern about plague and the lack of an available ship out of Barcelona. Sander 30.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $344