Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 281

Price Realized: $ 4,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(GUATEMALA.) Siria, Antonio de. Vida admirable y prodigiosas virtudes de la v. sierva de Dios D. Anna Guerra de Jesus. Portrait plate following title page. [24], 320, [6] pages. 4to, contemporary vellum, minor wear; minor dampstaining, short closed tear to plate; marca de fuego of Convento de san Francisco in Mexico (BF-12053) on top edge, ex-libris bookplate of the same on rear pastedown, early inscription on front free endpaper. Guatemala: Antonio de Velasco, 1716

Additional Details

First edition of the life of a Guatemalan woman who lived in poverty after being abandoned by her husband, and devoted her life to the church. Discussed at length in Leavitt-Alcánatara, "Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870." Medina, Guatemala 106; Palau 314794. 5 copies in OCLC, and none traced at auction.