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Condemnation of the Spanish conquerors

CASAS, Bartholomeo DE LAS.
Conquista dell' Indie Occidentali di monsignor Fra Bartolomeo dalle Case o Casaus, Sivigliano, Vescouo di Chiapa.
Venice, Marco Ginammi, 1645. 4to. Woodcut printer's device (Hope, with anchor) on title-page, woodcut initials. Later half red morocco, marbled sides gold-tooled spine, marbled endpapers. 8, [4], XVII, [1], 31-184 pp.
€ 1,750
Re-issue of the first edition (1644) of the Italian translation by Marco Ginammi of two tracts giving an account of the Spanish conquest of the West Indies and South America, written by Bartolomé De Las Casas (1474-1566), a warm defender of the rights of the indigenous population and opponent of Spanish oppression. The tracts first appeared in Spanish under the title Una disputa, o contoverse entre... iniquas and Principia queda exquibus procedendum est in disputatione ... Yndorum (Sevilla, 1552).
With the bookplate of Museo de Montino on front paste-down. In very good condition. Alden & Landis 645/28; Medina (BHA) 1085n; Palau 46958; Sabin 11248; Streit I, 499.
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