[Early Printing] Palafox y Mandoza, Juan de
Historia de la conquista de la China por el Tartaro
Madrid: Bernardo de Villa-Diego, 1670 (but ca. 1672 or later). Folio. Title-leaf, 409-528, [4]pp.; collation: unsigned title-leaf, Mm-Xx6, plus 2 unsigned leaves (Table). Likely an extract from a 17th century edition of Palafox Y Mendoza's collected works. Old tree sheep, rubbed and occasionally blistered; black morocco spine label. Title-page repaired, scattered spotting and dampstaining, some creasing, a few quires toned, last leaf defective. Old annotations on title-page and caption title, Masonic book-plate on front paste-down, ink control number in gutter of one page, tail peace at foot of leaf Xx(6), caption title at head of p.409: "Historia de las Guerras Civiles de la China...". OCLC 907026169, calling for 409-526 [1]pp.

Juan de Palafox y Mandoza (1600-1659), was a Spanish politician, administrator, Catholic clergyman in Spain and a viceregal of México. His History of the Conquest of China by the Tartars reported on the conquest of Ming Chins by the Manchus was based on reports that reached Mexico from the Philippines. The work was first published in Paris in 1670.

Estimate $800-1,200

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