Lot 315: Cardinal Richelieu

RR Auction

2015-12-18 16:59:32

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Lot 315: French cardinal and statesman (1585–1642) who served as chief minister from 1624 until his death, widely considered the world's first prime minister. Sought after manuscript DS in French, signed "Armand Card. de Richelieu," three pages on two adjoining sheets, 8.75 x 13.5, circa 1634. Untranslated document authorizing the payment of 200,000 livres. Signed at the conclusion by Cardinal Richelieu and countersigned by Bouthillier and the notaries Guerreau and Parque. In fine condition, with expected document wear, and light overall toning and soiling. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 467 Wednesday, 13th January 2016 Estimate: $800-1200
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