Apr 16, 2019 - Sale 2505

Sale 2505 - Lot 258

Price Realized: $ 13,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
FIRST BIBLIOGRAPHY PUBLISHED IN THE NEW WORLD (MEXICAN IMPRINT--1607.) Baptista, Juan. A Jesu Christo S.N. ofrece este sermonario en lengua mexicana. Several woodcut illustrations. [52], 709, [48] pages. Thick 4to, early vellum, minimal wear; later hand-coloring to title page portrait and elsewhere, minimal worming, minor dampstaining in rear, marginal repairs to last 4 leaves; marca de fuego of the Convento de san Agustín (BJML-1011) on top edge, early inscription on verso of title page. Mexico: Diego López Dávalos, 1606 [1607 colophon]

Additional Details

The second collection ever published of sermons in Nahuatl, prefaced with a two-page list of previous works by Bautista. "Contains the first bibliography published in the New World . . . Of the 17 items listed, several have failed to survive in any known copy, including the second part of this sermonario"--Szewczyk 19. JCB II:37; Medina, Mexico 227; Palau 23467; Sabin 36133.