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Discorsi apologetici, in che si da relatione della persecutioni, e trauagli patiti dal Reuerendissomo Padre D. Fr. Bernardino de Cardenas, Vescovo del Paraguay, nelle Indie Occidentali ... E si deffende la sva consecratione per valida, e legitima. Aggivstato il tvtto con le scrittvre presentate nel Consiglio delle Indie, e che presentara di nuouo, essendo necessario alla Maestà Santissima di Alessandro VII Sommo Pontefice, Fra Gio. di San Diego Viglialo, Religioso Laico di San Francesco
[Madrid?, 1658. Folio (283 x 202 mm). 2 parts: [5], 49; 29 leaves. Text of part 1 in Italian, printed in italic type with wide margins for side-notes (legal citations and documents) in Spanish in roman type; part 2 in Spanish in two columns. Two woodcut capitals. Occasional light foxing. bound by the papal bindery for pope alexander vii in contemporary Roman red gold-tooled goatskin, double fillet frame with flowering plant tools at inner corners, central papal arms built up from a number of tools including a tiara, keys, swags and heraldic charges, and with an angel's head, hanging bouquet tools, and ornamental fleurons or arabesques, spine with repeated fleuron tool, gilt edges (discreet restoration to head and tail of spine). Provenance: Pope Alexander VII (Fabio Chigi, r. 1655-1667); early clerk's note on title; "Doppio" written in ink in an early hand on lower cover; large ink shelfmark on front pastedown; Cardelli of Rome, twin 18th-century armorial inkstamps on title (Bibliot. Com. Fran. M. Cardelli Rom[a]e). *** An association copy of two tracts defending Bernardino de Cárdenas, Bishop of Paraguay, in his bitter dispute with the Jesuits, which lasted over two decades, causing major difficulties for the Catholic Church. The Papal dedication and binding testify to the broad ramifications of what began as a local power struggle in one of the New World's poorest colonies but developed into a conflict bringing into play powerful alignments and highlighting some of the most pressing issues of the colonial era temporal versus religious power, the struggle between colonist … [Click Below for Full Description]
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