A new English translation of the Brevissima Relacion, first published in 1552. The descriptions of "Horrid and Unexampled Massacres, Butcheries, and all manner of Cruelties . . . committed by the Popish Spanish Party on the Inhabitants of West-India" made for excellent English propaganda. However, the preface insists that it the translation was published more generally to combat "the dismal and pernicious fruits" of "unlimitted and close fisted avarice . . . for the publick Emolument and Advantage of all true Christians and moral Men throughout the whole World." European Americana 689/31; Medina BHA 1085n; Palau 46969; Sabin 11288. This edition unknown at auction since 1965.
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