9 June 2004
CASAS, Bartolome de las. Entre los remedios... [Seville: J. Cromberger, 1552.]
Small 4o (188 x 131 mm). Title printed in red and black, within woodcut border. (Upper blank margin of title replaced, some browing and staining.) Modern red morocco. Provenance: La Paz, Biblioteca de la Recoleta (old ink stamp on verso of title and last leaf).
FIRST EDITION of the third "Indian Tract" (see preceding lot), assinging "twenty reasons to prove that the Indians should not be given to The Spaniards in any form of slavery" (Church). Alden and Landis 552/9; Church 89; Sabin 11229.
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