Apr 16, 2019 - Sale 2505

Sale 2505 - Lot 256

Price Realized: $ 3,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(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, curled, recased; bottom quarter of title page in tasteful facsimile, the repair barely touching the engravings, small repair to second leaf, minor dampstaining to early leaves, fore-edge of final leaf worn and repaired; early inked convent stamp on title page. México: 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 los Frayles de las Indias." Also includes the 4-leaf appendix "Tabula capituli generalis intermedii Cismontani Toleti celebrati anno 1583" as issued. García Icazbalceta 96; Medina, Mexico 104; Palau 83547; Sabin 57469 ("excessively rare").