A slightly belated answer

Once upon a time I posted a question and said I'd provide the answer. Here it is, without the spelling error it had. The discerning reader will detect that this is not the set of answers to my constitutional quiz.

What was the first use of a printed form by a bureaucracy? When, what bureaucracy, what purpose?

In the British Library, where you may see it any time with no admission charge, there is a standard form, printed within a few years after the first Gutenberg Bible, for selling an indulgence.

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