Nov 06, 2014 - Sale 2364

Sale 2364 - Lot 222

Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(LIMA--1648.) Dávila, Francisco. Tratado de los evangelios, que Nuestra Madre la Iglesia propone en todo el año. [52], [36], 564; [11], 134, [6] pages. 2 volumes in one. Folio, later marbled calf, moderate wear, rejointed; heavy restoration to several leaves with substantial loss of text, part of title page text supplied in facsimile, leaves Cc6-8 and illustrated second title page in facsimile only, other lesser wear and repairs. [Lima, 1646 and 1648]

Additional Details

122 sermons in parallel Spanish and Quechua intended for missionary use. "The first substantial book of new sermons for Indians to be published in Peru since 1585. . . . Offers valuable insight into the style and strategies of one of the most knowledgeable evangelizers in seventeenth-century Peru"--Mills and Taylor, "Colonial Spanish America: A Documentary History," page 227. A defective copy of a rare and important work. Medina, Lima 289; Palau 68866. 4 copies in OCLC, none known at auction.