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    Sale 2505 | Lot 355
    Price Realized: $469With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2505 Lot 355

      (TRAVEL.) Stevens, Henry; editor. Collection of 6 printings of early Spanish manuscripts by Las Casas, Cortes, and more. [12], [11], [21], [10], [14], [12] pages. 4to, later 1/4 morocco; moderate foxing; unopened. London: Chiswick Press for Henry Stevens, 1854

      Estimate $500 - 750

      Stevens transcribed these 16th-century Spanish manuscripts, wrote English introductions to each, and had them printed in a small black-letter edition by Charles Whittingham of the Chiswick Press. Memorial de Don Diego Colon . . . el Rey sobre la conversion e consuacio de las gentes de las yndias, 1520 * Carta . . . de las Casas . . . en que suplicia se . . . poner remedio a los agravios de los yndios, 1520 * Carta de . . . las Casas . . . Padres de Guatimala y del Chiapa . . . sobre de que no se vendiesen los repartimientos o encomiendas de los yndios, 1554 * Carta de amonestacio . . . de las Casas . . . tocante a la libertad y jurisdicion ecclica, 1514 * Parescer o determinacio de los senores theologos de Salamanca sobre de que no deben ser baptizados los yndios, 1541 * Carta de Hernando Cortes . . . Carlos Quinto mostrandole su parescer acerca de los repartiminentos de los yndios, 1542. We trace one copy at auction since 1884 (Swann sale, 17 September 2015, lot 387).


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $469