Colección de providencias diocesanas del Obispado de la Puebla de los Angeles, hechas y ordenadas por su Señoria ilustrisima el Sr. Dr. D. Francisco Fabian y Fuero, Obispo de dicha ciudad y obispado del consejo de su Mag

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Author: Francisco Fabián y Fuero (1719-1801)

Year: 1770

Publisher: Real Seminario Palafoxiano

Place: Puebla


2 volumes in one. [4]+656 pages with armorial engraving on title page. [2]+185+[13] pages. Folio (11" x 7 1/2) bound in later 1/2 calf with gilt lettering to spine. (Sabin 23592, 66551. Medina, Puebla 860; Palau 56648) First edition.

It contains a collection of rules and ordinances for civil and religious conduct in Puebla, based on the third Mexican Council of 1585. It includes questions related to the way of treating the Indians, the use of indigenous languages, the prohibition of gambling, the rules for the use of tobacco, as well as other ordinances related to daily customs. Starting the second volume Collection of Providences given for the five convents of Religious Calzadas in the city of Puebla de los Angeles. 

Francisco Fabián y Fuero was a Spanish Roman Catholic bishop. He studied in Calatayud and Alcalá, and was at different times rector of the colleges of San Antonio de Siguenza and Santa Cruz, in Valladolid. He was appointed bishop of Puebla, Mexico, in 1764, and was present at the fourth Mexican provincial synod in 1771. He resigned his bishopric in 1773. On his return to Spain, he was promoted archbishop of Valencia, and retired in 1795 to the place of his birth. At Puebla he introduced many improvements; founded in the seminary of that city several chairs of learning, organized an academy of literature, and founded a library, which he enriched with select works and a printing press. He reorganized the discipline of the convents, and established a college to educate Indian youths. Fuero left many interesting manuscripts, and published a volume on scientific subjects. (Wikipedia)


Moderate wear with cover and edges rubbed, corners bumped; hinges split, minor worming, minor dampstaining else about very good.

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