Madrid: En la Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, 1767-1784. 104, 91, 135, 144, , 74 pp. 4to. Contemporary mottled calf, compartments decorated in gilt, red morocco spine label titled in gilt, sewn in green silk ribbon, marbled endpapers. First edition. A very good copy, head band worn with a small chip and a tiny split at the joint, owner's bookplate and booksellers engraved plate on front pastedown, contents quite bright and clean. Palau 56516. See Sabin 14304. Medina BHA: IV, 4228. Item #44155
Five volumes bound in one. Parts 1, 2, 3 set in condensed type; parts 4 and 5 in expanded type.
Royal decrees from Charles III and instructions, decisions, and regulations issued by the Consejo en el Extraordinario and its president, the Conde de Aranda (and others)--concerning the expulsion of the Jesuits. "These collections contain the documents relative to the expulsion of the Jesuits from the Spanish dominions, and the confiscation of their property, including the names of the colleges and houses of the order, the application of the confiscated property, &c. A complete series consists of five parts, which are rarely found together.... Our collation is of parts I. to III. only," Sabin 14304. Part 4 (p. 75-127) contains the papal brief "Dominus ac Redemptor" by Clement XIV, in Latin and Spanish.
Earlier versions containing parts or all of the first three sections are not all that uncommon, but those containing all five parts remain relatively rare. Other than this copy, only two others have appeared in the auction records of ABPC and RBH since 1953, the first at the John B. Stetson sale at Parke Bernet, and the second, at Bonhams, in a modern binding and dampstained.