Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 273

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1624.) Juan de Mijangos. Primera parte del sermonario, dominical, y sanctoral en lengua mexicana. Illustrated title page with woodcut on verso. [18], 564, [91] pages. 4to, contemporary vellum, minor wear; front hinge split, title page defective with loss to both illustrations, 3 early paper repairs, minor worming, tightly trimmed with a few sidenotes and catchwords cropped, a few early manuscript notes. Mexico: Juan de Alcaçar, 1624

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Sermons in Nahuatl by an Augustinian friar. "The author, a native of Oaxaca, dedicated himself chiefly to the wants and necessities of the native Indians, whose language he mastered to an admirable degree. His works are looked upon as specimens of the most elegant Mexican language"--Sabin 48909. Though described as Part One, no other volumes were published. Medina, Mexico 370; Palau 168873; Pilling 2582.