The Spanish colonie, or Briefe chronicle of the acts and gestes of the Spaniardes in the West Indies, called the newe World, for the space of XL. yeeres / written in the Castilian tongue by the reuerend Bishop Bartholomew de las Casas or Casaus, a Friar of the order of S. Dominicke. And nowe first translated into English, by M. M. S.
- Additional Title(s):
Briefe chronicle of the acts and gestes of the Spaniardes in the West Indies, called the newe World, for the space of XL. yeeres
Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias. English
- Imprinted at London : For William Brome, 1583.
- Physical Description:
-  p. ; 18 cm. (4to)
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Running title reads: The Spanish cruelties.
Translation of "Tyrranies et cruautez des Espagnols perpetrees aux Indes occidentales", a French version by Jacques de Miggrode of de las Casas' "Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias" (originally published Seville, 1552).
Colophon at foot of leaf R2v reads: Imprinted at London at the Three Cranes in the Vintree by Thomas Dawson, for William Broome. 1583.
Signatures: [paragraph]-2[paragraph]⁴ A-Q⁴ R².
Printed chiefly in black letter type.
Letterpress t.p. within decorative woodcut frame; woodcut tail-pieces and initials.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound by W. Pratt in gilt-tooled calf with marbled end-papers.
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 4739
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 11287
English short title catalogue, S104917
- Subject Terms:
- America -- Discovery and exploration -- Spanish -- Early works to 1800.Farmer, Richard, 1735-1797 -- Autograph (BEIN)Indians of South America -- Early works to 1800.Indians, Treatment of -- Early works to 1800.Pratt, W. -- Bookbinder (BAC RB)Spain -- Colonies -- America -- Early works to 1800.
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Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1484-1566, The Spanish colonie, or Briefe chronicle of the acts and gestes of the Spaniardes in the West Indies, called the newe World, for the space of XL. yeeres , 1583