Apr 16, 2019 - Sale 2505

Sale 2505 - Lot 260

Price Realized: $ 10,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1611.) León, Martín de; Fray. Camino del cielo en lengua mexicana. 2 woodcut illustrations. [12], 160, [7] leaves. Small 4to, contemporary vellum, moderate wear; front hinge cracked; moderate foxing, first gathering detached, minor worming, lacking rear pastedown. 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").