Apr 12, 2018 - Sale 2473

Sale 2473 - Lot 262

Price Realized: $ 5,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1578.) Molina, Alonso de. Doctrina Christiana, en lengua Mexicana muy necessaria. Numerous text illustrations. xci, [4] leaves. 4to, later vellum, minor wear; 15 leaves in tasteful facsimile (first 9 and final 6), minor dampstaining and finger-soiling, minor worming with early paper repairs. Mexico: Pedro Ocharte, 1578

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first edition of a work by Mexico's great scholar of the Nahuatl language. This was the seventh and final of his works in Nahuatl written over four decades. Icazbalceta 77; Medina, Mexico 85; Palau 174346; Pilling 2609; Sabin 49874 ("extremely rare"). 4 copies in OCLC, and none known at auction since the 1951 Harmsworth sale at Sotheby's (also incomplete).