AUCTION 15 | Tuesday, March 12th, 2002 at 1:00
Fine Hebrew Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art The Property of Various Owners

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Lot 333


Papel en Derecho. Respuesta al Manifiesto que entregaron à los señores del Consejo los Individuos.... que habitan en la Isla de Mallorca....A fin de que no se conceda a los descendientes de Judios la igualdad... [seeking to disallow the passage of Civil Rights for the Chueta converted Jews] ff. 38. Trace foxed, marginal repairs to final leaf, gently damp-wrinkled. Recent vellum-backed marbled boards. Folio

Madrid: n.p. 1778

Est: $700 - $1,000
Though converted to Christianity, the Chuetas, as the Marranos of the island of Majorca were known, were none the less persecuted. In this publication, the influential body of citizens of Palma, the capitol of Majorca, appealed in vain against the decision in Madrid to give the Chuetas civil rights. See B. Braunstein, The Chuetas of Majorca (1936)