Sep 26, 2019 - Sale 2517

Sale 2517 - Lot 282

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1698.) Ramirez, José. Via lactea, seu vita candidissima S. Philippi Nerii. Illustrated additional title page, portrait plate. [38], 222, [12] pages. 4to, contemporary vellum, minor wear; minor worming in lower margin, disinfection tag on front pastedown; edges tinted red. Mexico: María de Benavides, 1698

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first mexican edition of a biography of the Italian saint Philip Neri (1515-1595), notable for its unusual title page by engraver Antonio de Castro, illustrating the Milky Way of the title. "Ramirez of Valencia with immense labour composed his epitome entirely with words drawn from the Holy Scriptures"--Bacci, Life of Saint Philip Neri, page xxx. Also attributed to Juan de la Pedrosa. Medina, Mexico 1705; Palau 246730-III; Sabin 67647.