Apr 12, 2018 - Sale 2473

Sale 2473 - Lot 269

Price Realized: $ 4,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
AN ORIGINAL WORK WRITTEN IN NAHUATL (MEXICAN IMPRINT--1607.) Mijangos, Juan de. Espeio divino en lengua mexicana. 3 full-page woodcuts and other illustrations. [16], 562, [2] (of 4) pages. 4to, contemporary vellum, worn; lacking front endpapers, title page defective and laid down, extensive marginal repairs to several other leaves, a few leaves coming detached, moderate dampstaining and worming, a few early manuscript notes, lacking the final leaf ("tabla para los predicadores"), rear endpapers renewed. Mexico: Diego Lopez Davalos, 1607

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"A large work of moral and theological philosophy written entirely in Nahuatl. The work is designed for use by both the educated Indians and the clergy working among the natives"--Szewcyzk, 39 Books and Broadsides Printed in America Before the Bay Psalm Book, 20. Features one of the first American images of Saint Augustine. Medina, Mexico II:238; Palau 168872 ("estimado en comercio"); Pilling 2581; Sabin 48908 ("Extremely rare, not mentioned by Brunet, Rich, Brochaus, or Stevens").