Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 291

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(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1578.) [Toledo, Francisco de.] [Introductio in Dialecticam Aristotelis.] 9-171, [3] leaves. 8vo, contemporary vellum from another book, decorative stamps, worn; lacking 63 leaves (leaves 1-8 and 21-23, the 50-leaf appendix, and two leaves of the index), minor dampstaining, irregularly cropped with loss of some headlines, surviving 3 index leaves loose and defective; marca de fuego on top edge. [Mexico: Antonio Ricardo, 1578]

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First Mexican edition of a work first published in Rome in 1561. The author was a Spanish Jesuit, the first Jesuit to be made a cardinal. This commentary on Aristotle is believed to be the first work by a Jesuit to be published in New Spain (see Backer-Sommervogel, page 8:65). Features woodcut diagrams on leaves 82v, 84v, 87, 89v, 95v, 123, and 123v. 4 copies in OCLC. Garcia Icazbalceta 80; Medina, Mexico I:86b; Palau 333067; Sabin 96108.