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Item 232 - King Charles VIII Catalog 555 (May 2019)

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Monarch of the House of Valois (1470-1498) who ruled as King of France from 1483 to his death in 1498. Rare LS in French, signed “Charles,” one page, 7.75 x 8.25, August 4, [circa 1495]. Letter to Lodovico il Moro, Duke of Milan, asking for protection and assistance for the bearer, Johan of Bullogna, the king's valet, on his way through Milan to Ferrara for the purpose of escorting back to France the wife of the king's seneschal, Guido Paganinio. Prominently signed at the conclusion by King Charles VIII, and countersigned by the king's minister, Deguineau. Professionally inlaid into a larger sheet, which bears an affixed description below. In very good to fine condition, with light staining and creasing.

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