Apr 16, 2019 - Sale 2505

Sale 2505 - Lot 283

Price Realized: $ 5,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1692.) Guerra, Juan. Arte de la lengua mexicana segun la acostumbran hablar los Indios en todo el Obispado de Guadalaxara, parte del de Guadiana, y del de Mechoacan. [8], 63 leaves. 8vo, later 1/4 calf, minor wear, catalogue tag on backstrip; title page worn and laid down, minor dampstaining, minor wear and edge repair to final leaf, lacking the two index leaves at end. Mexico: Viuda de Francisco Rodriguez Lupercio, 1692

Additional Details

first edition. Includes a grammar, vocabulary, and instructions for administering the sacrament in a regional dialect of Nahuatl. Medina, Mexico 1518; Palau 109789 ("rarisima"); Pilling 1611; Sabin 29118 ("a volume of great rarity"). One copy in OCLC (a quite defective copy at the John Carter Brown Library), an apparently complete copy at the British Library, and none traced at auction.