Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 358

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1566.) [Bartholomé de Ledesma.] [De septem novae legis sacramentis summarium.] 404, [8 of 16] leaves. 4to, early vellum, worn, with waste paper pastedowns; lacking free endpapers, lacking 14 leaves (4 preliminary leaves including title page, also leaf 303, illustrated leaf 373, and final 8 index leaves), last 22 extant leaves increasingly defective from vermin damage, minor dampstaining; unidentified marca de fuego on top edge. [Mexico: Antonio de Espinosa, 1566]

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First edition. A treatise by the future Bishop of Oaxaca explaining seven sacraments for use in the Mexican church. It was later reprinted in Salamanca in 1585. This book was produced by Antonio de Espinosa, who was just the second printer in the New World and "the man who brought printing in Mexico to maturity" (Woodbridge, page 13). Includes consanguinity diagrams on leaves 352 and 362, the first of them showing descent from Adam and Eve. García Icazbalceta 47; Medina, Mexico I:50; Palau 134124; Sabin 39677.