Apr 16, 2019 - Sale 2505

Sale 2505 - Lot 255

Price Realized: $ 21,250
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Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1565.) Molina, Alonso de. Confessionario mayor, en la lengua mexicana y castellana. Text illustrations. [2], 121, [3] leaves. 4to, later vellum; 4 leaves in tasteful facsimile (title page, leaves 2, half of 3, 8), leaf 86 misbound after 77, numerous minor repairs, edge wear, finger-soiling. Mexico: Antonio de Espinosa, 1565

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first edition of Molina's full-length confessional manual, with instructions on the administration of the sacraments. It has parallel text in Nahuatl and Spanish. He published the shorter Confessionario Breve the same year. "The longer and more complex version was destined for the Nahua penitents, literate Nahuas, and preachers and confessors with experience in dealing with their indigenous flock"--Díaz Balsera, The Pyramid under the Cross, page 125. García Icazbalceta 44; Medina, Mexico 49; Palau 174363; Pilling 2606; Sabin 49871.