SEPULVEDA (Juan Ginés de).

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SEPULVEDA (Juan Ginés de).
De correctione anni mensiumque romanorum. Venice, Gabriele Giolioto de Ferrari, 1546. In-8, bradel boards, black spine binding (Modern binding). First edition, printed in Venice. It was followed by a Paris edition the following year. A work in which the author proposes certain calendar reforms. The preface is addressed to the diplomat Gaspar Contarini, ambassador of the Republic of Venice to Charles V, with whom Sepulveda corresponded on the question of the calendar. Juan Ginés de Sepulveda (1490?-1573), Spanish canon, historiographer to Charles V and great detractor of Erasmus, is famous for having confronted Bartholomé Las Casas in 1550 in the debate on the soul of the South American Indians known as the Valladolid Controversy. Small worm gallery filled in at bottom corner of first 3 leaves, minor spotting on title.
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