Scarce Eighteenth-Century Peruvian Court Decisions Bravo de Lagunas y Castilla, Pedro Jose [1704?-1765], Editor. Coleccion Legal de Cartas, Dictamenes y Otros Papeles en Derecho. Lima: En la Oficina de los Huerfanos, 1761. [lxiv], 300 [i.e. 352], , 161,  pp. Quarto (7-3/4" x 6"). Contemporary limp vellum with yapp edges, early hand-lettered title to spine, ties lacking. Negligible rubbing to extremities, faint stain to front board, vellum beginning to crack through pastedowns, text block partially detached, clean tear to front free endpaper. Title page printed with woodcut typographical border, woodcut text ornaments. Light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown, small inkstamps to title page, annotations to versa. A nice copy of a scarce eighteenth-century Peruvian imprint. $2,500. * Only edition. The editor of this collection of exemplary judicial decisions given in Peruvian ecclesiastical and secular courts was a minister of the Supreme Council of the Indies, Judge of the Royal Court of Lima and a professor of law at the Royal University of San Marcos (in Mexico). These decisions deal with a variety of topics, such as slavery, Indians and the nullification of marriage. OCLC locates 14 copies in North America, 5 in law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, UC-Berkeley, University of Michigan, Yale). Another copy located at the Library of Congress. Not in Sabin. Medina, La Imprenta en Lima: Epitome, 1584-1810 1170.
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