Sale 2455 - Printed & Manuscript Americana, September 28, 2017

FIRST ENGLISH EDITION OF LAS CASAS 298 c    CASAS, BARTHOLOMÉ DE LAS. [The Spanish Colonie, or Briefe Chronicle of the Acts and Gestes of the Spaniardes in the West Indies, called the Newe World.] [58] (of 74) leaves. 4to, contemporary vellum, worn, with fragment of an early manuscript will on verso; dog-eared, lacking title page, leaves C1-2, and most of leaves H4 through L4. [London:Thomas Dawson, forWilliam Broome, 1583] [1,500/2,500] first english edition of “Brevissima Relacion de la Destruycion de las Indias” and excerpts of other works by Casas, translated from the 1579 French translation byAlliggrode.“Most valuable for the particulars it contains of the cruelties committed by the Spaniards in Peru,Mexico, and adjacent kingdoms of South America, from the year 1493, when the Spaniards first commenced to inhabit the continent . . . carried on for such a length of time and with a pertinacity so remarkable as to call forth even in those times a remonstrance against such inhuman barbarity”—Church 130. European Americana 583/18; Medina BHA 1085n, page 474; Palau 46968; Sabin 11287.Two other copies traced at auction since 1946. 299 c   (CUBA.) Escovedo Rodríguez de Olmedo y Valle, José Manuel de. Oracion que en la solemnidad de la traslacion de las monjas de Santa Ursula a su nuevo mon- asterio. 13 pages. Folio, modern boards; moderate foxing, marginal repairs to lower corner of title page and original flyleaves; inked library stamps on title page and rear flyleaf. Not traced in OCLC, Palau, at auction or elsewhere. Puerto Príncipe [Camagüey], Cuba, 1829 [400/600] 298 LATIN AMERICANA & CARIBBEANA LOTS 298 - 325