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Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1644.) Palafox y Mendoza, Juan de. El pastor de noche buena. , 139,  leaves. 8vo, contemporary vellum, minor wear; lacking front free endpaper, minor foxing; edges tinted red. Mexico: viuda de Bernardo Calderón, 
An early edition (possibly the first) of an allegorical work by the Bishop of Puebla, more often seen in later European editions from 1645 onward. Features a half-title, undated title page with 1644 license on verso, and other preliminaries dated through September 1644. The main body of text is followed by a table of contents, and a 6-page index with a brief errata appended. This edition is discussed in Medina, Mexico 586, but with no examples cited or collation given. Sabin 58300; not in Palau. One other example traced at auction, in 1998.
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