Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 318

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(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1789.) Inquisition broadside forbidding several books of the French Enlightenment. Letterpress broadside, 28 x 16 1/2 inches, on 3 conjoined sheets, signed in type by Juan de Mier y Villar and 3 other inquisitors with their manuscript rubrics; substantial loss along center horizontal fold, other moderate worming, stitch holes in left margin Mexico, 4 September 1789

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Headed (like most Inquisition broadsides) "Nos los Inquisidores Apostolicos," it features two annotated lists of books: those prohibited in full ("prohibidos del todo aun para los que tienen licencia") and those which required censorship ("Mandados expurgar"). Among the forbidden books are Brissot de Warville's "Théorie des lois criminelles"; Rousseau's Confessions; and a Spanish periodical called "Discursos literarios, políticos y morales" which showed the pernicious influence of Hobbes, Spinoza and Voltaire. Not in Medina, Mexico; one in OCLC, at Indiana University.