# 14229

Nuño de Villavicencio, Joseph Antonio

La razon en las Medidas, y en el mismo Hecho la Prueba … La N. C. y Comercio de Manila.

Manila : impresso con las Licencias necessarias, en el Convento de Nuestra Señora de Loreto del Pueblo de Sampaloc, 1737. (Colophon). Folio, later full crushed red morocco, upper board with Spanish royal arms in gilt at centre and ornamental gilt border, spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and ornament, gilt dentelles; printed on rice paper; elaborately engraved title page by Francisco Suárez, pp [12], 198, [1 errata]; with 3 folding engraved tables; historiated initials, head- and tailpieces; text set within decorative borders, colophon at the foot of the last page; a fine copy.

A magnificent specimen of the typographic capabilities of eighteenth century Manila.

‘An extensive complaint against the measures and standards used in the sale of cloth in the Manila-Mexico trade’ (Jose).

Jose, Impreso, 469; Pardo de Tavera, Biblioteca Filipina, 1854; Medina, Manila, 200; Palau 197574

OCLC locates three copies (National Library of Scotland; Biblioteca Nacional de España; Indiana University, Bloomington)