Sep 26, 2019 - Sale 2517

Sale 2517 - Lot 270

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1644.) Palafox y Mendoza, Juan de. El pastor de noche buena. [25], 139, [4] leaves. 8vo, contemporary vellum, minor wear; lacking front free endpaper, minor foxing; edges tinted red. Mexico: viuda de Bernardo Calderón, [1644]

Additional Details

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.