Sep 26, 2019 - Sale 2517

Sale 2517 - Lot 264

Price Realized: $ 21,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1566.) Ledesma, Bartholomé de. De septem novae legis sacramentis summarium. [4], 404, [16] leaves. 4to, later vellum; waste-paper endpapers and flyleaves from an early Latin concordance, moderate to heavy worming, intermittent dampstaining, leaf Zz8 torn with loss of a side-note, marbled edges; early owner's inscription on title page, unidentified marca de fuego on top edge. Mexico: Antonio de Espinosa, 1566

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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 50; Palau 134124; Sabin 39677.