Real Provision de los Señores del consejo por la qual se prohibe por punto general el abuso de correr por las calles novillos y Toros que llaman de cuerda, asi de dia como de noche. BULLS – CHARLES IV SPAIN, King of Spain.

Real Provision de los Señores del consejo por la qual se prohibe por punto general el abuso de correr por las calles novillos y Toros que llaman de cuerda, asi de dia como de noche

Seville: Imprenta Mayor de la cuidad, 1790. 4to (302 x 211 mm). 4pp. Unbound folded sheets. (Tears to folds.) Red cloth slipcase. Item #403582

FIRST EDITION OF THE SEVILLE PRINTING OF THE 1790 ROYAL ACT PROHIBITING THE RUNNING OF THE BULLS: “... considering the bad consequences that it have and will always come from the overindulgence by the King’s people when the bulls run … through the streets day and night; and with the receipt of the news by our King of the recent misfortunes from some of these amusements … desiring to cut these pernicious deaths, wounds, and other excesses … we instruct our Council to take the appropriate measures to contain such damage…”

The printed provision concludes with a note from Martin Perez, referencing the original document, located in the Senior Notary office, and accompanied by a signature (presumably of Perez). Only one copy of this notice has appeared at auction in at least the last fifty years according to the available databases and Worldcat/OCLC list only two copies.

Price: $1,500.00

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