Breve apostólico de Pio Sexto, y estatutos generales para la erección y gobierno de las custodias de misioneros franciscos observantes de propaganda fide en las Provincias Internas de Nueva España

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Author: Pope Pius VI (1717-1799), born Count Giovanni Angelo Braschi

Year: 1781

Publisher: D. Blas Román, impressor de la Real academia, de derecho español y público

Place: Madrid

Description:

[2]+42 pages. Octavo (8" x 6") unbound. First edition.

There was another 1781 edition, published by Joachin Ibarra, which had a second part. This Blas Román issue did not have a second part, and is much more scarce, with only one copy located by OCLC/WorldCat, at the University of Texas, Austin.

Apostolic Brief establishing the general statutes for the foundation and government of the “Custodias de Misioneros”, in the internal provinces (“Provincias Internas”) of New Spain. The “Custodias”, translated as “custodians”, were members of the Catholic clergy that were sent to missions in remote places to direct the evangelizing tasks and spread the faith. These statutes establish the way those custodians were selected, the period they were to remain in the missions, and their faculties. The “Provincias Internas” was an administrative district of New Spain formed by the territories of present-day northern Mexico and southwestern United States: Coahuila, Texas, New Mexico, Durango, Nuevo León, Sonora and California.

Condition

Worming to lower gutter margin intruding into text in the latter pages; in "N. 34" at top of title page else very good overall.

SOLD 2018

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