Nov 06, 2014 - Sale 2364

Sale 2364 - Lot 268

Price Realized: $ 8,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
(MANILA--1675.) Jesús, Diego de. Manipulus orationum quibus Christi domini sacerdotes. [12], 216 leaves. 8vo, contemporary vellum, old tag remnants on backstrip; lacking front pastedown, printed on a mix of rice paper (leaves 1-160) and Chinese paper (preliminaries and leaves 161-216) as usual, moderate dampstaining, leaf A7 defective with loss of perhaps 5% of the text, a few other minor tears; partly unopened. Manila: Colegio de Santo Tomás, 1675

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An Augustinian prayer manual by a friar in the Philippines. Medina, Manila adiciones 441; Palau 123523; Pérez-Guëmes 422 ("una rareza bibliográfica"); Retana 135 (describing the "unique" Vindel copy). 2 copies in OCLC. We know of no earlier Manila imprints at auction in the past 25 years (with the exception of the following lot), and no copies of this work at all--though Vindel offered one in his 1904 catalogue, which he described as "ejemplar probablemente único."