Manuscript on paper entitled “Adicion,” containing an edict by Philip V. 8 unnumbered leaves.

Folio (295 x 205 mm.), attractive antique marbled boards. Spain: ca. 1737.

An unrecorded manuscript addition to an edict issued by Philip V in 1737, renewing a 1699 Spanish ban on foreign silk imports. At this time, Spain had a robust silk industry, centered in cities such as Sevilla and Valencia. This documents a survey of Spain’s silk production in the 1730s and predicts the benefits that will come with augmented isolationist economic policy.

Highly legible and in fine condition. Tightly trimmed margins and occasionally touching text.

❧ Codigos Españoles: Concordados y Anotados (1850), Vol. 9, pp. 259-60 (decree of 1737).

Price: $1,250.00

Item ID: 6650

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