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.
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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)
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsF1411 .C37 1583Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- 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.
STC (2nd ed.), 4739
- 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.Woodcut -- Specimens -- 1583. (BACRB)
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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
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