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[Inquisition broadside prohibiting books].
Nos los inquisidores apostolicos, contra la heretica pravedad, y apostasia, en la ciudad de Mexico
1806. Mexico. Printed broadside, 600 x 430 mm, signed in type with manuscript paraph of officers of the inquisition, printed in two columns divided by printer's device, seal of the Inquisition lower left, folds, light stain.- Rare Mexican inquisition decree prohibiting a sizeable amount of books for the Viceroyalty of New Spain, which included Texas and California, containing a list of 40 books and tracts “Prohibidos Aun para los que tienen Licencia”, which were only partially censored, and another 6 “Prohibidos in Totum”, which meant they were forbidden in their entirety, with descriptions and explanations. Interestingly, includes at number 30: Justine, ou les malheurs de la vertu, 2 tomos en 12°., que se dicen impresos en Filadelfia en 1794, sin nombre de autor."A fine example. We find copies at Princeton, Indiana and Berkeley.
Bookseller: HS Rare Books [Argentina]

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