Diploma in Canon and Civil Law from the University of Rome, now La Sapienza.

Rome, 1628.

In-8 (220 x 155 mm), 4 pages, soft vellum, smooth spine, vellum cover preserved; some soiling and foxing, perforation of the leaves at the foot linked to the seal, the latter has not been preserved (modern binding).

Precious diploma in canon and civil law from the University of Rome, calligraphed on vellum, with the letterhead and the names of the protagonists written in gold ink.
The document is also entirely underlined and framed in this ink.
It was awarded to a certain Guillaume Drouaillet from Dole in Burgundy.

"IN NOMINE DOMINI AMEN. GLORIOSA STUDIORU[M] MATER URBS ROMA Qu[a]e inter omnes mundi Ciuitates celeberrima Scientiar[um] omnium studio decorata existit [...] D[ominus] Guglielmus Drouaillet. Dolanus in Burgundia [...] Act[um] Rom[a]e in Gymnasio pub[lico] in regione S. Eustachii Anno D[omi]ni millesimo sexcentesimo uiges. octavo [...]"

At the end of the document are signatures, most likely of members of the University of Rome, and two additional paragraphs handwritten by two different hands.

From the library of Bruno Monnier, Franc-Comtois bibliophile and owner of the Château de Mantry, with iron bookplate on the front flyleaf.

An interesting testimony to the history of diplomas and writing.

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