Nov 06, 2014 - Sale 2364

Sale 2364 - Lot 196

Price Realized: $ 27,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 40,000
(CORDOBA--1766.) Villacastin, Tomás de. Manual de exercicios espirituales para tener oracion mental. [8], 565, [11] pages. Tall 12mo, contemporary vellum, minor wear; minor foxing. Córdoba de Tucumán: Imprenta del Colegio Real de N. Señora de Monsserrate, 1766

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The first press in Córdoba preceded Buenos Aires by several years. It was founded by German Jesuit Pablo Karrer at the Colegio de Monserrat in 1765, who printed only five books before the Jesuit expulsion terminated the enterprise. This edition of a classic 1610 Jesuit prayer manual is one of the scarcest products of this ephemeral press.
See Woodbridge, Printing in Colonial Spanish America, pages 60-62; Furlong, Córdoba 3. Not among the 3 early Córdoba imprints listed in Medina, Río de la Plata; not in Palau; not in OCLC. No appearances at auction since 1968.