14 June 2006
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
CASAS, Bartolome de las (1484-1566). Aqui se contiene una disputa; o controversaria: Entre... Las Casas... y... Sepulveda. Sevilla: Sebastian Trugillo, 1552.
Small 4o (186 x 135 mm). Title-page printed in red and black. (Repaired tear crossing text on a8, marginal repairs on c4 and g5 with some letters supplied in manuscript facsimile, lacking terminal blank.) Modern calf.
FIRST EDITION of the fifth "Indian Tract," the last line of the title reading "Año 1552." "This tract contains a strong enunciation of Las Casas' convictions, which grew out of his controversy with Sepulveda. It contains, first, a summary by Domingo de Soto, of the differences between the two disputants; second, the arguments of Sepulveda; and third, the twelve replies of Las Casas to the same" (Church 91). Alden & Landis 552/13; JCB (3) I:168; Medina (BHA) 147; Sabin 11234.
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