ROMAN Y ZAMORA, JERONIMO.
Republicas del mundo. Salamanca: Juan Fernandez, 1595.
Volumes 1-2 only (of 3). Folio (285 x 200 mm). ¶8 A-D8 E8(-E4-8) F8(-F1) G8 H6 I-3H8 [chi]1 I6; ¶4 *4 A6 B-3G8 3H6(-blank 3H6). Period calf, covers gilt with ecclesiastical arms. Vol 1 apparently lacking E4-F1 (suppressed?), waterstains at beginnings and ends, titles worn, vol 1 2O2 with paper flaw affecting 2 lines, bindings worn, spines defective, bookplates and ownership inscriptions.
Second edition. A comparative history of the world's civilizations, including the Indies, Far East, and pre-Columbian America. The work was controversial for questioning the legitimacy of the Spanish conquests. Cf. Palau 276582; Sabin A72895.