Auction 71 - The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber

The Inquisition of Mallorca – Official Manuscript Document – Mallorca, 1649

Opening: $300
Sold for: $375
Including buyer's premium
An official manuscript document issued by the Inquisition of Mallorca. Spain, 1649. Spanish.
Manuscript document, written on a folded leaf and signed by an Inquisition official of Mallorca. Instructing Pedro Pax y Net, Caballero, depositary for the Confraternity of San Pedro Martir, to pay the widow Leonora Ferrer the sum of 68 libras for wax supplied for the San Pedro Martir Feasts in 1648-1649.
Several lines in a different hand on verso, added by one Juan Ferrer, presumably on behalf of Leonora Ferrer, confirm receipt of payment.
Folded leaf, 31.5X22 cm. Good-fair condition. Blemishes and tears (some open), mostly to margins, slightly affecting text. Some stains.
Provenance: A. Rosenthal Ltd., Antiquarian Booksellers, September 1973. Enclosed: printout from the auction catalog, payment receipt and other documents.