Counterfeited papal privilege, N.N. [allegedly Rome] (1560)

Source: Württembergische Landesbibliothek Stuttgart Theol.qt.1537

Counterfeited papal privilege, N.N. [allegedly Rome] (1560), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer,

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Printed in Rome with a privilege from the Pope which has been certifieed
in the place commonly known as Belvedere* by
a notary public.** Eleuthero Aglicero***
by order of His Supreme Holiness
the Pope. In the year 1560.


* Belvedere: Italian for "Fine view", the name of part of the
Vatican Palace and gardens
** Ironic reference to the Pope's autocratic rule which was
never in want of the help of any "notary public"!
*** Eleuthero Aglicero: Name of a fictive printer or a
fictive public notary, from the Greek Eleuthero = "liberator"


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