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Al rey nuestra Señor, por la Provincia de la Compañía de Iesus de la Nueva España. En satisfación de un libro de el visitador obispo D. Juan de Palafox y Mendoza.
[Mexico?, Puebla?, Madrid?]: No publisher/printer Small 4to (21 cm; 8.25"). 278 pp.. [1650] The legendary feud between Bishop Juan de Palafox y Mendoza and the Society of Jesus was acrimonious, lengthy, and rich in legal filings. The main point of contention between the opposing parties was the failure of the Society to submit to the authority of the bishops and archbishop of Mexico, and this had a subchapter concerning the Jesuits' refusal to tithe to the ecclesiastical authorities. The present filing by the Society via its lawyer is a reply to Father Palafox's Al excelentissimo señor Don Garcia de Avellaneda i Haro conde de Castrillo . . . presidente en el Real y supremo [Consejo] de las Indias; el dean i cabildo de la Santa Iglesia de la Puebla de los Angeles, published 1646? (see: Medina, BHA, 6946). => Sabin characterizes the Society's reply as "rabid." There are two editions of this work: The other has only 131 leaves and contains a typographical error on the title-page ("lirro" for "libro"). In this edition the "Apendiz al Memorial. Aduertencias a quien lo huuiere leido," pp. 242–78, is by Juan Antonio Jarque. The place of printing has long been a matter of conjecture because of the paucity of studies of typography and typographic norms in Mexico and Puebla in the 17th century. We admit to no scholarship on the topic of typefaces but do have extensive experience with the paper used in Mexico and Puebla in the 1650s and the watermark in this edition is that of paper widely used there. Provenance: Bookseller's label of the Libreria de San Martin in Madrid. Contemporary limp vellum, evidence of lost ties. Early owner's signature in lower margin of title-page, but lined through making it most difficult to decipher.
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