Cadiz: Imprenta Nacional, 1813. 4to (21 cm, 8.3"). , 694 pp., lacks frontis.
The Spanish Inquisition was established in the 13th-century. The power of the Spanish Inquisition wavered over the centuries and was limited to the censorship of books and free speech by the early 1800s; it was abolished in 1812. Here is a discussion regarding the reinstatement of the Inquisition by the Spanish Cortes and their decision against it in 1813.
Palau 74471. Contemporary quarter speckled leather with gilt tooling on the spine and marbled paper over boards on sides, the binding showing age and handling, plus wear to joints and fore-edge corners. Red-speckled edges with top edge dusty. As usual, lacks the frontispiece. Scattered light foxing. Describes an important point in history. Good+. Item #869