Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 361

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1611.) Fray Martín de León. Camino del cielo en lengua mexicana. 2 woodcut illustrations. [12], 160, [7] leaves. Small 4to, contemporary vellum, moderate wear; contents worn, lacking 5 leaves and front endpapers, moderate dampstaining, extensive early manuscript notes; ownership inscription on rear free endpaper. Mexico: Diego López Dávalos, 1611

Additional Details

An early catechism, confessional, and church calendar in Nahuatl, with Spanish on facing pages in some parts. This was the last known book printed by Dávalos, who used the type and press inherited from his father-in-law Antonio de Espinosa, the second printer in the New World (Woodbridge, Printing in Colonial Spanish America, page 26). Medina, Mexico 260; Palau 135423; Pilling 2252; Sabin 40080 ("extremely scarce").