Apr 12, 2018 - Sale 2473

Sale 2473 - Lot 260

Price Realized: $ 22,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1577.) Molina, Alonso de. Confessionario mayor, en la lengua mexicana y castellana bound with Confessionario breve, en la lengua mexicana y castellana. Text illustrations. 113 [i.e. 132], [4]; 20 leaves. 4to, later vellum; moderate dampstaining, minimal worming, last leaf worn without loss of text, with front free endpaper but lacking rear endpapers; early inscription on title page of the Colegio de Tepotzotlan. Mexico: Pedro Balli, 1578, 1577

Additional Details

Second editions of works first published in 1565, with parallel text in Nahuatl and Spanish. On the title page of the Confessionario Breve, Pilling notes the "singular engraving which I have not seen in any other book of this epoch, which represents the saviour placed in a press with two screws, and shedding from the five wounds torrents of blood, which flow out below the press and are caught by two angels, in a chalice." Icazbalceta 76, 75; Medina, Mexico 86a, 79; Palau 174364, 174362; Pilling 2607, 2605; Sabin 49873, 49872. Only one other copy of either edition of either work found at auction since 1966.