This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...relative to the good treatment of the Indians. But the want of a general compilation becoming more and more apparent, Diego ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...relative to the good treatment of the Indians. But the want of a general compilation becoming more and more apparent, Diego de Encinas, a elerk in the office of the king's secretary, was ordered to prepare a copy of all provisiones, cedulas, cartas, ordenanzas, and iustntctiones despatched prior to 1596, which work was printed at Madrid, in four folio volumes, the same year. Harrisse is mistaken when he says these volumes were suppressed, not having been authorized; for not only is their authorization distinctly stated over tho king's own hand in tho enacting elause of the Recopilacion de las Indias, May 18, 1680, where it says that Philip II. ordered Encinas to do this work, but that owing to their faulty arrangement the volumes 'aun no han satisfecho el intento de rccopilar en forma conveniente, ' which elearly shows them to have been in use up to that time. Shortly after this, Alvar Gomez de Abaunza, oidor of the audiencia of Guatemala, and subsequently alcalde del crimen of the audiencia of Mexico, compiled two large volumes under tho title of Repertorio de Cedulas Rentes, which were not printed. And in Spain, Diego de Zorrilla made an attempt to revive the project of the recopilacion de leyes, by making extracts from Encinas and adcling laws of later date; but having received an appointment as oidor of the audiencia of Quito, he left the work incomplete and in manuscript. Others made similar attempts; I shall not be able to enumerate them all, or give a full list even of the printed collections. For example, in 1603 was published at Valladolid a folio entitled Ordenanc(as Rea'es del Consejo de Indias, and another thin folio called Leyesy Ordenancas Nuevamente hechas por su Magestad, para la gouernacid de las Indias; later appeared a...Read Less
Good. Full calf. Light wear to the head of the spine; front hinge cracked, but still holding, some tanning to the end-paper margins, else a vg copy with near fine contents in the publishers original full calf binding with raised bands, spine labels and marbled page edges. Very Clean Copy-Over 500, 000 Internet Orders Filled.
Poor. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall Reading Copy Only, No Back Cover, Front Cover Is Barely Attached. Quite A Bit Of Yellowing Of The Pages. All The Pages Are There. Binding Is Actually Alright. Volume 2, Civilized Nations.
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