Jun 21, 2016 - Sale 2420

Sale 2420 - Lot 358

Price Realized: $ 625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(INDIANS.) García, Gregorio. Origen de los Indios de el nuevo mundo e Indias Occidentales. Portrait of St. Thomas of Aquinas and other text illustrations. [32], 7-336, [80] pages. Folio, contemporary vellum, moderate wear; musty odor, dealer description detached from front pastedown, moderate dampstaining to several leaves including title page (probably from erased ink stamps); later bookplate on front free endpaper. Madrid: Martínez Abad, 1729

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Expanded second edition, after the 1607 Valencia first edition. An effort to deduce the origins of the American Indians, using linguistic evidence and their own oral history. One of a series of attractive folio editions of 17th-century works edited by Andrés González de Barcia. Borba de Moraes, page I:346; Cowan 1933, page 229 (notes three references to California); European Americana 729/98; Medina, BHA 2713; Palau 98007n; Sabin 26567. Provenance: Peruvian linguist Luis Jaime Cisneros Vizquerra (1921-2011).