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HM 21721

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BARTOLOMÉ DE LAS CASAS, LETTER to the Dominicans in Chiapa and Guatemala
Madrid, 1563
ff. 1-8: Muy Reverendos y charissimos padres mios, Nuestro señor sea siempre en las animas de Vuestros padres…vel apprehenditis ut dicitur. [f. 8v, blank]
A. M. Fabié, “Vida y escritos de fray Bartolomé de las Casas,” in Colección de documentos inéditos para la historia de España (Madrid 1879) 71:367-82.
Paper (Main, similar to Briquet 11213 and 11214, Clermont-Ferrand 1565 and 1570), ff. 8; 305 × 215 (255-270 × 150) mm. 33-36 long lines, unruled. One gathering. Written in an italic script by a copyist, but signed by Bartolomé de las Casas. Unbound; formerly bound with HM 21720. Written in 1563 in Madrid, probably at Santa María de Atocha. On f. 8v, “193…13,” written in ink in a seventeenth century Spanish hand; in the upper left corner of f. 1, a small “k” in pencil; traces of a red ink stamp in the left margin of f. 1. For provenance, see description of HM 21720. Bibliography: De Ricci, 119. Wagner and Parish, 222, 293-94 n. 70.
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)

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.
Electronic version encoded by Sharon K, Goetz, 2003.
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