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1624. BOOK: (HISTORY). FERNANDEZ NAVARRETE, PEDRO: CONSERVATION OF MONARCHIES. POLITICAL DISCURSIONS ON THE GREAT CONSULTATION THAT THE COUNCIL MADE OF THE LORD KING DON FILIPE THIRD. Madrid: Imp. Real, 1626. Folio menor. Engraved cover with ornaments + 4 h. + 344 p. Oral text, capitals. Moisture sign on the first leaves. Framed two-column text. Royal coat of arms engraved in wood and large woodcut capital lettering at the beginning of the text. Another large royal coat of arms engraved in wood on page 20. Period inscription on flexible parchment with the title labelled on the spine, chamois leather closures. Small restoration on the lower corner of the cover and three first sheets, and the last three, wide margins. As a result of the depopulation of large parts of the kingdoms of Spain, by the departure of the Moors who inhabited it, as well as the loss of craftsmen and farmers in favor of the American colonies, Fernandez de Navarrete proposed a series of measures that developed in 50 'Speeches'. He also justifies the expulsion of the Moriscos, as well as the Jews, by the Catholic Kings; and he wants the same for the Gypsies (p. 56-57). In the Discourses he covers the whole economic and social panorama of the Spain of the beginning of the 17th century. Palau 89491. Colmeiro 188. Goldsmiths 565.

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