Sep 30, 2021 - Sale 2580

Sale 2580 - Lot 314

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1673.) Agustín de Vetancurt. Arte de lengua mexicana. Woodcut portrait of Saint Anthony on title page. [6], 1-14, 14-49, [8] leaves. 4to, contemporary vellum, worn; lacking endpapers, moderate dampstaining, minor worming to inner corner, fore-edge worn without loss of text; early signature inside front wrapper. Mexico: Francisco Rodríguez Lupercio, 1673

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A Nahuatl grammar compiled by the Mexican-born Franciscan missionary. It offers some interesting questions to ask when administering confession. Under the First Commandment, "Did you believe in dreams, or have you deluded yourself when you've dreamt? Did you take the cry of an owl as an omen?" Under the Fifth Commandment, "Have you given a potion to a woman so that she could miscarry, or did you advise her to drink it?" Graff 4475; Medina, Mexico II:1103; Palau 361210 (variant with "S." instead of "San" on title page); Pilling 4002; Sabin 99385.