An account of the first voyages and discoveries made by the Spaniards in America. Containing the most exact relation hitherto publish'd, of their unparallel'd cruelties on the Indians, in the destruction of above forty millions of people. With the propositions offer'd to the King of Spain, to prevent the further ruin of the West-Indies. By Don Bartholomew de las Casas, bishop of Chiapa, who was an eye-witness of their cruelties. Illustrated with cuts. To which is added, The art of travelling, shewing how a man may dispose his travels to the best advantage.

Casas, Bartolomé de las, 1484-1566 [Browse]
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London, Printed by J. Darby for D. Brown at the Black Swan and Bible without Temple-Bar, J. Harris at the Harrow in Little Britain, and Andr. Bell at the Cross-keys and Bible in Cornhil, 1699.
[8], 248, 40 p., [4] leaves of plates (2 double leaves) : ill. ; 19 cm. (8vo)


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  • A translation from the French, apparently from the Relation des voyages et des découvertes que les Espagnols ont fait dans les Indes Occidentales...Amsterdam, 1698. The English work, following the French, contains abridged translations of the following tracts of Las Casas: Breuissima relacion de la destruycion de las Indias (p. 1-104); Lo que se sigue es un pedaco de vna carta (p. 104-114); Entre los remedios (p. 114-138); Aqui se contiene treynta proposiciones (p. 138-149); Aqui se contiene vna disputa, o controuersia (p. 150-160); Este es vn tratado...sobre la materia de los yndios (p. 160-184); Entre los remedios [apparently another version] 8 p. 184-248).
  • "The art of travelling to advantage": 40 p. at end.
  • ExKa copy in red goatskin binding signed: Rowfant Bindery.
ExKa copy has bookplates of Marshall C. Lefferts and Grenville Kane.
Wing (2nd ed.), C797
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