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Folio. 14 pp. Title printed in red & black; front pocket. Original quarter beige cloth with blue-gray boards and a gilt-device on upper cover, printed spine label. Occidental/ Lawrence Clark Powell (gift) bookplate. Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 140 copies, designed and printed by Saul & Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press. ValtÃ³n owned thirty-nine pre-1600 broadsheets, listed here by Ed Carpenter (1915-1995). This leaf book contains an original printed leaf from the first press in the New World. It is known that all copies of this edition differ, some printed leaves being more desirable. The present specimen is a promissory note, opening with the printed phrase, "Sepan quantos estra carta vieren come yo . . ." translates closely to "Know by all men that this letter . . ." The accompanying essay describes that similar legal documents were among the first printed documents in Mexico. This was because certain legal phraseology allowed for a document to print the standard words needed and then add the necessary text in manuscript, as with this specimen. Dr. Emilio ValtÃ³n was the first bibliographer to collect this extremely early and otherwise ignored form of printing in Spain. "Carta de pago" [power of attorney]. Gothic type. Approx. 9 x 12 Â½ inches. 44 lines. Printed on one side. With a leading capital letter S followed by the phrase cited above, "Sepan. . ." followed by seven lines of manuscript text. Then, in printed form begins, "Generalmente para a en todos mis pleytos, causas ceuiles y criminal les mouidos y poz mouer, que yo be y tengo con qual esquier personas, y las tales y otras quale . . ." The verso also has a nine-line manuscript with elaborate signature. By inference this piece is attributed to Pedro Ocharte. See: ValtÃ³n, Emilio. Impresos Mexicanos del siglo XVI (Incunables Americanos) en la Biblioteca. 1935. First Edition.
Title: A Sixteenth Century Mexican Broadside from the collection of Emilio ValtÃ³n. Described, with a Checklist, by Edwin H. Carpenter.
Categories: Plantin Press,
Publisher: Los Angeles:, Dawson's Book Shop, 1965.: 1965
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: LV1993
Keywords: Plantin Press