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Price Realized: $16,900 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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Sale 2505 Lot 254
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1563.) Puga, Vasco de. Philippus Hispaniarum et Indiarum Rex: Provisiones, cedulas, instrucciones de su magestad. 213,  leaves. Folio, later vellum, minor wear; early wastepaper endpapers, title page in facsimile only, also lacking leaf 12, minor worming and dampstaining toward rear, a few early manuscript notes, a few repairs; marcas de fuego on fore-edge and bottom edge. Mexico: Pedro Ocharte, 1563
Estimate $15,000 - 25,000
first edition. "Contains the major and minor legislation affecting New Spain in its first 40 years, including a large amount of legislation concerning Indians. . . . Still an excellent source for the first laws on Indian conversions [and] the prohibitions on Indian arms and horses"--Handbook of Middle American Indians, page 13:6. "The first law-book printed in America"--Bancroft, History of the Pacific States, page 325. Later reprinted in 1878 and 1945. García Icazbalceta 42; Medina, Mexico 46. No other examples traced at auction since 1935, when the Hoe copy brought $825.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $16,900