Jesus Christ's death sentence by Pseudo Pontius Pilate
Pontius Pilate, pseud., Thresor admirable, de la sentence prononcée par Ponce Pilate, contre nostre Sauveur Jesus-Christ (Lyon, 1581)
The first printed account of the so-called 1580 Aquila discovery of a scroll purporting to record the death sentence pronounced by Pontius Pilate upon Jesus Christ. The title page vignette reveals a sequence of chests and boxes in which the precious "original manuscript" was discovered. Apparently suppressed soon after its publication, this is but one of three recorded copies to survive, and the only copy located in the Western Hemisphere.