Apr 12, 2018 - Sale 2473

Sale 2473 - Lot 261

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1575.) [Gilberti, Maturino.] [Thesoro spiritual de pobres en legua de Michuacá.] 3-[295] (of 302) pages. 8vo, early vellum, worn; endpapers renewed at an early date and defective, lacking 13 leaves (title page, A2, A8, B3, D8, R8, Oo1, Oo8, and Pp1-6), first leaf defective with early repairs, last 30 leaves increasingly defective with substantial loss of text near the end, dampstaining and water damage, moderate worming, finger-soiling, worn throughout; early owner's inscriptions on endpapers. Mexico: Antonio de Espinosa, 1575

Additional Details

Second edition of a work in the Purépecha or Tarascan language spoken in the Mexican state of Michoacán, first published in 1558. The Franciscan friar Maturino Gilberti (1508-1585) had also written an earlier Purépecha grammar and dictionary, and helped develop it as a written literary language. García Icazbalceta 65; Medina, Mexico I:72; Palau 102193; Pilling 1544; Sabin 27360; Wagner, Mexican Imprints in the Huntington Library 65. 6 copies in OCLC, and none known at auction.