Sep 30, 2021 - Sale 2580

Sale 2580 - Lot 305

Price Realized: $ 438
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1585.) [Estatutos generales de Barcelona, para la Familia Cismontana, de la Orden de nuestro Seraphico Padre S. Francisco.] 125, [15] leaves. 4to, contemporary vellum, worn and detached from text block; lacking endpapers, first 4 and last 3 leaves quite defective with almost complete loss of title page, dampstaining, one paragraph redacted on leaf 108r; marca de fuego of the Convento de san Francisco on bottom edge, early inked stamp on leaf 3. [Mexico: Pedro Ocharte, 1585]

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First Mexican printing of the regulations of the Franciscan order, first set forth in 1541 in Barcelona and here given as revised at Toledo in 1583. These statutes formalized the ban on anyone of Jewish ancestry joining the Franciscan order through a "limpieza de sangre" clause (see Martínez, Genealogical Fictions, page 215). Leaves 102-9 are devoted to the "Estatutos generales de las Indias." Icazbalceta 96; Medina, Mexico 104; Palau 83547; Sabin 57469.