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Manifestacion de los derechos de la menor, dona[sic.] Grimaneza de la Puente en el juicio que en segunda instancia; ha promovido en esta Real Audiencia, con el Señor Marques de Corpa oydor de ella: sobre el entero de la dote de la Marquesa de la Puente su hija finada, para que se reforme la Sentencia de vista declaratoria de la simulacion del instrumento dotàl.
Impreso en Lima: en la Imprenta Real de los Niños Expósitos. . 1793 - Small 4to., pp. [6] 175 [1] + errata leaf. Title-page verso with a classical quotation within typographical border. Woodcut pictorial headpiece and initial to p. 1. A very good copy, in beautiful contemporary polychrome printed wrappers (some peeling to spine). First edition. A very attractive copy - in a fine contemporary wrapper - of this official submission in a case involving arguments at the highest levels of society in colonial Peru. The volume includes discussion of a hacienda at Chuquitanta near Lima. Juan José de la Puente e Ibàñez de Segovia, fifth Marques de Corpa (1724-1796), a lawyer by training who was an honorary member of the Council of the Indies and a knight of the Order of Calatrava, was being sued for dowry money that he was said to owe his deceased daughter, who was called Constanza. The present plaintiff, a minor called Ana Maria Grimanesa, was having her claims to the dowry advanced - although she was not actually Constanza?s daughter (her father was Constanza?s husband but had subsequently married another woman and she was from that union). The senior Lima-born lawyer Francisco Arias de Saavedra (1746-1823) who was presenting the case, is stated also to be the young girl?s guardian. This suggests that by this time, Grimanesa?s father had died and the lawyer (as he is known to have done) had married her mother, thus becoming the plaintiff?s stepfather. Medina, Lima, 1764; Vargas Ugarte, Impresos peruanos, 2645. CCPB000499240-7 (one (Spanish) location). OCLC shows copies at JCB, Leiden, Yale Law and (the same) Spanish location. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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