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 .

HURTADO DE MENDOZA Y ZAPATA, Gregorio.

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

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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

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

Publisher: (Quito?), , 1768.

Publication Date: 1768

Edition: 1st Edition

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