Supports the Supremacy of the Crown Over the Church in Spain's American Colonies Frasso, Pedro [1630-1691]. De Regio Patronatu Indiarum. Quaestiones Aliquae Desumptae et Disputatae, In Alia Quinquaginta Capita Partitae. Madrid: Ex Typographia Blasii Roman, 1775. Two volumes. [iv], 328, XC; [iv], CXIV, 383 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (Volume I: 13-1/2" x 9"; Volume II: 13-1/4" x 9"). Contemporary limp vellum, early hand-lettered titles to spine, ties lacking from Volume II, which had renewed endleaves. Moderate rubbing and light soiling, a few minor chips to spines, corners bumped, wear to corners of Volume I, vellum just beginning to crack though its rear pastedown. Light toning to text, worming to a few sections of Volume II, mostly to margins and with negligible loss to text, light foxing to a few leaves in each volume, internally clean. Ex-library. Bookplates to front pastedowns. A handsome copy. $1,250. * Second and final edition. Frasso, a Peruvian jurist of the Regalist school, presents an important legal analysis that supports the crown's power over the church in Spain's American colonies. The treatment of indigenous peoples was the source of tension between the Church and Crown. Both parties pursued colonial goals, but the Church was concerned about welfare of native people and attempted to ameliorate the effects of their exploitation by the Spanish government. The first edition was published in 1677-1679. Both editions are rare in the trade. OCLC locates 3 copies of the second edition in North American law libraries (Columbia, Harvard, UT-Austin). Medina, Biblioteca Hispano-Americana 4711. Palau, Manual del Librero Hispano-Americano 94685.
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