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BARTOLOMÉ DE LAS CASAS, PRESENTATION to the Audiencia de los Confines
Honduras, 1545
ff. 1-2: Muy poderosos señores, El obispo de chiapa don fray bartolome de las casas por cumplir con mi officio pastoral…presentada y leyda a los dichos presidente y oydores en su acuerdo jueves veynte y dos del mes de otubre de 1545. Fray bartolome de las casas, obispo de chiapa.
Colección de documentos inéditos del archivo de Indias (Madrid 1867) 7:172-78 probably from this manuscript, and A. M. Fabié, “Vida y escritos de fray Bartolomé de las Casas,” in Colección de documentos inéditos para la historia de España (Madrid 1879) 70:535-41.
Paper (Main, roughly similar to Briquet 11136-11139), ff. 2; 316 × 220 (226-284 × 190) mm. 1 bifolium. 54 long lines, unruled. Written in the hand of the author. Unbound; formerly bound, ca. 1890, with HM 21721 by Riviere in red morocco. Written in the hand of the author, dated 22 October 1545, to be delivered before the Audiencia de los Confines in the town of Gracias a Dios (Honduras). On f. 2v, the note “Papeles tocantes al Padre Casas” in an eighteenth century hand; on f. 1, a small pencilled “c” in upper left corner. Sold in 1874 by Ellis Booksellers to Henry Huth (1815-78); The Huth Library (1880) 5:1681-82. Sale of Alfred Henry Huth (1850-1910), Sotheby’s, 12 June 1911, lots 32-33, to Frank T. Sabin. Sold through Charles Sessler to Henry E. Huntington in August 1925. Bibliography: De Ricci, 119. H. R. Wagner and H. R. Parish, The Life and Writings of Bartolomé de las Casas (Albuquerque 1967) 145-46, 274 n. 36.
Abbreviations
Briquet
C. M. Briquet, Les Filigranes: dictionnaire historique des marques du papier…1282 jusqu’à 1600, facs. of the 1907 edition with supplementary material, ed. A. Stevenson (Amsterdam 1968)
De Ricci
S. De Ricci, with the assistance of W. H. Wilson, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada (New York 1935-37; index 1940)
The Huth Library
The Huth Library: a Catalogue of the Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, and Engravings Collected by Henry Huth (London 1880)

C. W. Dutschke with the assistance of R. H. Rouse et al., Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, 1989). Copyright 1989.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California.
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