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Cuenca, Juan Francisco
Summaria Investigación del origen y privilegios de los Ricos Hombres y Nobles, Caballeros, Infanzones o Hijosdalgo, y Señores de Vasallos de Aragón, y del absoluto poder que en ellos tienen
México, 1665. A History of Aragon Published in Mexico in 1664, with a Fine Engraved Title Page. 8vo; Place and date of publication supplied by Palau and Medina; License to print, pt. 1, verso of leaf [4], 1st count, dated: Mexico y março 11. de 1664 años; letter to the King dated in pt. 1, verso of leaf [7], 1st count: Ciudad de Mexico 25 de febrero de 1665; Letter from the King to the author, in pt. 1, verso of leaf [8], 1st count, dated: Zaragoça, y octobre à 20 de 1665; Pagination: pt. 1: [11], 47, 46, 135, [6] leaves; pt. 2: 321, [15] leaves; Title framed in ornamental border; woodcut head and tail pieces; initials; woodcut illustration of the Kings of Aragon in pt. 1, verso of leaf [10], 1st count full contemporary vellum. A MEXICAN RARITY: only 2 copies found in US Libraires. First edition of this work of notable historical and genealogical interest for Aragón and Mexico. An important study of privileges and exemptions of Aragonese nobles and hidalgos, published in part to lend scholarly support for the privileges that viceregal authorities granted to peninsular Spaniards. Upon finishing the book, the author could not publish it in Spain, his having been named by the crown to important posts in Mexico. Once there, he published this volume with the hope of producing a second, something that he never accomplished. The 135 dedicatory leaves are a Compendium of the History of Aragón with its own index of notable events. All the copies have an engraved title page somewhat trimmed on the lower edge since the engraving is larger than the format of the book. An interesting li … [Click Below for Full Description]
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