Lot 304: Pope (1857-1939), born Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti, who ascended the papal throne in 1922 and issued encyclicals condemning communism, fascism, and racism. Colorful hand-calligraphed and illuminated apostolic blessing, trimmed to a size of 11.5 x 7.25, nicely signed at the conclusion, "Pius pp. XI." Blindstamped with the papal seal in the lower left. In fine condition, with a central horizontal band of toning and trivial surface loss.
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Friday, 23rd October 2015
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