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CASAS, Bartolomé de las
Istoria o Breuissima relatione della distruttione dell'Indie Occidentali; (2) Il supplice schiavo indiano; (3) La libertà pretesa dal supplice schiavo indiano; (4) Conquista delle Indie Occidentali
Venice, Marco Ginammi, 1643; (2) 1636; (3) 1640; (4) 1644. [SAMMELBAND OF AMERICANA IN C17 BINDING] FIRST EDITION thus of second and fourth. Small 4to, 4 works in 1, separate t-ps, pp. (viii) 150 (ii); 118 (ii); 155 (v); 184. Roman letter, with Italic, double column with parallel Spanish and Italian text. Woodcut printer’s device to t-ps, decorated initials and ornaments. Slight browning, most lower and a few outer edges of vols. II-III uncut, I: t-p a little dusty, C20 bibliographic paper slip glued at gutter, light water stain to lower outer quarter of first two gatherings, IV: very slight water stain to lower outer blank corner of first few ll., small tear to lower outer blank corner of b5 and E5, verso of last a little dusty. Very good, generally clean copies in C17 vellum, extremities a bit rubbed (unobtrusive repair to lower cover from edge), upper hinge starting but firm. C17 engraved armorial bookplate of James Hamilton, 3rd Marquess and 1st Duke of Hamilton, to front pastedown. A most interesting sammelband of Americana, with four works on the conquest of the New World, in the Italian translation with the original Spanish. Crucial are the prefaces and letters to the reader by Marco Gimanni—printer of all four and translator of three—which shed light on the understanding of the Spanish conquests. Bartolomé de las Casas (1484-1566) was among the most influential figures in the definition of juridical and social principles for the Spanish colonisation of the Americas. One of the earliest settlers, he freed his native slaves in 1515, later defending their rights in fro … [Click Below for Full Description]
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