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TRUXILLO, Manuel María

Exhortacion Pastoral, Avisos Importantes y Reglamentos Utiles, que para la mejor observancia de la Disciplina Regular, é ilustracion de la Literatura en todas las Provincias y Colegios Apostólicos de América y Filipinas expone, y publica . . 


Madrid, Vda. de Ibarra, 1786.


Small 4to.  (2) ff., 240 pp.  With l folding table showing the distribution of the Franciscan Missions.  Contemporary quarter calf (foot of spine worn).   Lacks half title p.  Pp. 191-204 & folding table slightly damp-stained, small paper fault in p. 159/60 without loss of text.   

As Commissary-General of the Indies of the Franciscan Order Truxillo gives both spiritual and practical advice to the missionaries, stresses the importance of study and reading to provide better preparation for educating the native peoples, and encourages religious establishments in the colonies to expand their libraries.   Charles III had undertaken to reform higher education in Spain;  soon the religious organizations began to respond to the desire for change and improvement.   References are made to California, San Diego, Sonora and the Caroline Islands.  

Palau 341770.  Medina, BHA, V, 5213.  Retana I, 392.  Pardo de Tavera 2731.  John Carter Brown Cat. 3100.  Ruiz Lasala 0835.  Not in Sabin. 



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