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(MEXICO--1622.) Sanctum provinciale concilium Mexici. Illustrated title page and secondary title page. , 102, , 38,  leaves. Folio, contemporary vellum, worn on backstrip with library markings, crudely recased; lacking free endpapers and final blank, moderate edge wear to first few leaves, minor dampstaining, extensive marginal notes on leaves 1 and 2; marcas de fuego on top and bottom edges, small inked "MM" stamps on verso of title and page 52. México: Juan Ruiz, 1622
first edition. The first publication of the comprehensive social code of New Spain decreed by the Third Mexican Concilium in 1585. Largely concerned with missionary activities and the rights of the Indians. Each source collates this work differently, but this copy has an additional 3-page Juan de la Serna dedication which was apparently not seen by Medina, Palau, or Sabin. Medina, México 343; Palau 293978; Sabin 48373 ("extremely rare"); Szewczyk, 39 Books and Broadsides 29.