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(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1566.) [Ledesma, Bartholomé de.] [De septem novae legis sacramentis summarium.] 404,  leaves. 4to, later vellum, detached from text block; lacking all 4 preliminary leaves and leaves 4-6, moderate to heavy worming, stabilized in places with small repairs, marbled edges, pale lavender-colored dampstain (possibly from marbling) in lower corner of about half the book, rarely touching text; faint marca de fuego on top edge. [Mexico: Antonio de Espinosa, 1566]
first edition. This treatise explains seven sacraments for use in the Mexican church. It 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). Decorative features in this volume include a colophon preceding the index, and consanguinity diagrams on leaves 352, 362, and 373, one of them showing descent from Adam and Eve. García Icazbalceta 47; Medina, Mexico I:50; Palau 134124; Sabin 39677.
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