Lot 312: Spanish Catholic priest and educator (1557–1648) who founded the Pious Schools to provide free education to the sons of the poor and is honored as a saint by the Catholic Church. ADS in Italian, signed "Jo Gioseppe della Madre di Dio," one page, 7.75 x 5.25, April 8, 1643. A seven-line receipt for 100 Scudi to Giuseppe Bonanni, probably for a donation to one of the schools founded by Calasanz. Intersecting folds, overall toning and soiling, several repaired tears and areas of paper loss and ink erosion affecting writing throughout (including a few letters in the signature), otherwise very good condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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