Cartas escriptas a Su Magestad . a favor de la conducta, desinteres, zelo al real servicio, y ... Cartas escriptas a Su Magestad . a favor de la conducta, desinteres, zelo al real servicio, y ...

Cartas escriptas a Su Magestad . a favor de la conducta, desinteres, zelo al real servicio, y enfermedades .


Published by (Quito?), , 1768., 1768
From Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since February 12, 2001

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 3,600.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Folio, recent full crimson morocco, plain spine, marbled endleaves. Three large woodcuts on title-page, large woodcut floriated and factotum initials. Scattered light spotting, old inked foliation. Crisp and in fine condition. (1 l.), 21 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Medina believed that this work was printed in Madrid, as Hurtado de Mendoza was resident there in 1768. It consists of numerous testimonials from officials in Lima and Quito that Hurtado, a judge who found himself "molestado de graves, y prolixos accidentes," abandoned his official duties in Quito only in order to visit "medicos naturales, y estrangeros" in Lima, and hence regain his health to better serve his king. His purse being exhausted and his health no better, the judge asks the king for financial assistance. The most interesting letter (pp. 15-8) is from two missionaries who describe Hurtado's arrival at the "Reducción de los Indios Infieles de Terraba, y Talamancas" in Costa Rica, after an eleven-day journey in which he encountered two parties of hostile Indians; Hurtado had to stay at the mission for three weeks to recover.*** Medina, BHA 4289: citing only the copy at the Archivo de Indias, Seville. Not in Palau; cf. 117280 for a similar work by Hurtado de Mendoza - Relación de los empleos, gracias, servicios y literatura . (Madrid?, ca. 1770), of 217 pp. - and 101153: Genealógico, jurídico y histórico resumen de la noble antigua Casa, y origenes del Sr. D. Gregorio Hurtado de Mendoza Zapata y Becquer (Madrid, 1768), with 2 ll., 21 pp., 11 ll., 219 pp. Not in Aguilar Piñal. Not in Sabin. Not in JCB or JFB (1994). Not located in NUC. Bookseller Inventory # 21857

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Cartas escriptas a Su Magestad . a favor de ...

Publisher: (Quito?), , 1768.

Publication Date: 1768

Edition: 1st Edition

Store Description

Visitors by appointment.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Books are offered subject to prior sale. You may email, fax or telephone
to reserve a book; we will confirm its availability as soon as possible.

Overseas orders of rare books and manuscripts are shipped via
Global Express Mail or registered air mail, and shipping charges are billed to the customer.

Satisfaction guaranteed: all purchases from our stock of antiquarian
books and manuscripts are understood to be on approval, and may be
returned within a reasonable time for any reason whatsoever.

Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing less than 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. Moreover, we now ship almost all books from the USA to foreign addresses via Global Express Mail, and in all probability the true shipping cost will be more than originally stated by ABE; we may contact you to let you know extra shipping. We also maintain premises in Lisbon, Portugal, and occasionally books need to be shipped from there.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer