Manila: En la Imprenta de la Compañia de Iesus, 1735. ,41 leaves. Folio. Bound to style in full calf ruled in gilt. Corners of text block slightly worn, a few very minor chips at edges. Contemporary manuscript inscription across head of titlepage. Near fine. Item #WRCAM52458
An outstanding and appealing Manila imprint published by the Jesuits at their press in 1735. Visually, the titlepage is quite striking and unusual, with the title itself, four small woodcuts of winged angels at each corner, and a number of vine leaf ornaments all within a frame composed of varied tools. The tract itself is a response to an argument published by Ysidoro de Arévalo that the Governor of Manila in the absence of the Archbishop did not plan to contest the requests of Royal treasury officers and assessors, and to introduce himself into the process of appointing and confirming chaplains for the Spanish fleets, galleons, and other military ships in the area. Extremely rare, with only two copies located, at the British Library and the Newberry Library. MEDINA, MANILA 196. PALAU 62552.