Mar 10, 2020 - Sale 2533

Sale 2533 - Lot 296

Price Realized: $ 500
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Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1651.) Díaz de Arce, Juan. Libro primero del proximo evangelico exemplificado en . . . Bernardino Alvares. [2 of 7], 136 leaves. 4to, contemporary vellum, moderate wear; lacking frontispiece plate, lacking 5 preliminary leaves, lacking the 6 final leaves (table of contents), lacking rear pastedown, minor worming to inner margin; early ownership inscription on title page, unidentified Carmelite marca de fuego on top edge, ownership tag of Luis Garcia Pimentel on front pastedown. Mexico: Juan Ruiz, 1651

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First edition. The life of Bernardino Alvarez (1514-1584), founder of Hospital San Hipólito in Mexico City, regarded as the first institution in the Americas to care for the mentally ill. Titled "Libro Primero," but the last 36 leaves are headed "Lib. II" Libros 3 and 4 were issued separately the following year. Quite defective, but only 7 in OCLC, and none others traced at auction since 1947. Medina, Mexico 724; Palau 72254.