Titre : Constituciones para la Contaduria de la ...
Éditeur : Miguel de Ortega y Bonilla, Puebla de los Angeles [Mexico]
Date d'édition : 1713
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : First edition thus.
Quarto, 20.7 x 15 cm, pp , 1-114. (Firstprinted 1646; updated1711) Title within typographical border, title verso with full-page woodcut of the Virgin within typographical border. This work is divided into three sections. The first are Palafox y Mendoza’s original instructions dated; the second consists of regulations from Archbishop Manuel Fernández de Santa Cruz, 1689; the third (pp. 55-114) comprises "Nuevas constituciones" issued by Archbishop Pedro de Nogales Dávila, dating from 1712. This work consists of detailed accounting regulations for the church’s incomes and properties, setting out particularly how such matters are to be handled and by whom. At the time of the original edition, the Puebla diocese was the most important and richest in Mexico, although it was eventually eclipsed by Mexico City. Portions of the older rules that have been modified are indicated by side notes. Bibliotheca Mejicana 1314. Harper XIV:203: "This important work is one of the best ever prepared on the subject of ecclesiastical finance, of major significance in a country such as colonial Mexico, where the church owned so much land." Medina, Puebla de los Angeles 276. Palau 59982 & 209669. Porrúa Catalogue 5 (1949) 7756: "Apreciada por los datos que aporta en lo que atañe a la administración de los bienes temporales de la Iglesia Mexicana." Sabin 58287: "Palafox was a second Las Casas in representing to the Spanish Government the wretched condition of the Americans, and in advocating its amelioration." Original full vellum with original rawhide ties, edges sprinkled. Minor stain to upper cover, front hinge open but holding; some leaves with minor worming in lower margin occasionally touching some catchwords. Two wooden ink stamps of the Secretaría de Cabildo Eclesiástico de la Puebla and a few contemporary ink corrections in margins. A significant copy originating from the possession of the organization responsible for administering these rules. Rare: 2 copies at auction in 50+ years; 6 copies on OCLC: neither the first, a mere pamphlet, nor second editions are noted on OCLC or at auction. An excellent copy in original binding. N° de réf. du libraire 7240
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