Apr 12, 2018 - Sale 2473

Sale 2473 - Lot 264

Price Realized: $ 10,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1585.) Estatutos generales de Barcelona, para la Familia Cismontana, de la Orden de nuestro Seraphico Padre S. Francisco. Illustrated title page, with full-page woodcut on verso. 125, [15] leaves. 4to, later vellum; heavy marginal repairs to title page not touching engravings, leaf 8 coming detached, intermittent dampstaining, minimal worming in lower margin, rear pastedown loose and worn; faint marca de fuego on top edge, ex-libris bookplate of later collector José Castillo Piña on front pastedown. 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." Also includes the 4-leaf appendix "Tabula capituli generalis intermedii Cismontani Toleti celebrati anno 1583" as issued. Icazbalceta 96; Medina, Mexico 104; Palau 83547; Sabin 57469 ("excessively rare"); Wagner, Mexican Imprints in the Huntington Library 96. One other known at auction since 1988.