9 June 2004
CASAS, Bartolome de las. Istoria o brevissima relatione della distruttione dell' Indie occidentali.... Venice: Marco Ginammi, 1626.
Small 4o (190 x 140 mm). Woodcut printer's device on title, printed in double columns. (Title with worm tracks, laid down, some light worming affecting a few letters at beginning and end, some browning and staining.) Contemporary vellum (slightly bowing).
FIRST ITALIAN EDITION of Bartolome de las Casas's most celebrated first tract (see lot 150), translated by Giacomo Castellani. The original Spanish is printed in a parallel column next to the translation. Alden and Landis 626/27; Sabin 11242.
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