Nov 06, 2014 - Sale 2364

Sale 2364 - Lot 169

Price Realized: $ 6,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(BOGOTA--1787.) [Stanihurst, William.] Historia de Christo paciente. 230, [8]; 264, [7] pages. 2 volumes. 4to, contemporary vellum, moderate wear; the first volume a bit taller, leaves I:A4-5 lacking with facsimiles laid in, a few other leaves coming loose, lacking blank leaf after page I:230, minor wear and foxing, minor dampstaining on a few leaves. Bogotá: Antonio Espinosa de los Monteros, 1787

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This has been described as the first book printed in what is now Colombia, and was certainly the largest work published to this date. Translated by José Luis de Asula y Lozano from Stanihurst's 1660 book "Dei immortalis in corpore mortali patientis historia." Medina, Bogotá 15; Woodbridge, Printing in Colonial Spanish America, page 93-4; Palau 115107.