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Pragmatica sobre los diez dias del año. Lima, 1584.


Italian-born printer Antonio Ricardo left Mexico for Lima in 1580, taking with him the press that he had operated there for ten years, to establish in Lima the first printing press in South America. In 1584, immediately following Pope Gregory XIII’s reform of the calendar, Ricardo printed this pamphlet announcing a one-time addition of 10 days to the year. George Parker Winship, the first librarian of the John Carter Brown Library, discovered that the Pragmatica was the first work in South America, and the JCB published a facsimile in 1926.