Sep 28, 2023 - Sale 2646

Sale 2646 - Lot 308

Price Realized: $ 40,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1565.) Alonso de Molina. Confessionario mayor, en la lengua mexicana y castellana. Numerous text illustrations. [2], 121, [1 of 3] leaves. 4to, later vellum, worn with failed paper repair to spine; title page worn with crude cello tape repair, otherwise minor wear and dampstaining, lacking endpapers and 4 leaves (leaves 2 and 3, also two index leaves); title page in red and black. Mexico: Antonio de Espinosa, 1565

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first edition of Molina's full-length confessional manual, with instructions on the administration of the sacraments. It has parallel text in Nahuatl and Spanish. He published the shorter Confessionario Breve the same year. "The longer and more complex version was destined for the Nahua penitents, literate Nahuas, and preachers and confessors with experience in dealing with their indigenous flock"--Díaz Balsera, The Pyramid under the Cross, page 125. García Icazbalceta 44; Medina, Mexico 49; Palau 174363; Pilling 2606; Sabin 49871.