Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 467

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1713.) Perez, Manuel. Farol indiano, y guia de curas de indios, bound with, as usual, Arte de el idioma mexicano. [48], 192, [3]; [16], 80, [3] pages. 4to, contemporary vellum, minor wear; moderate dampstaining (most notable on title page), early repairs to 5 leaves, minor worming, extensive early manuscript notes on several leaves; early owners' inscriptions and erased stamp on title page. Mexico: Francisco de Ribera Calderon, 1713

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A popular guide to Mexican parish service during this period, with an emphasis on the cultural and language problems inherent in administering the sacraments to the Indians. It was frequently found in the estate inventories of parish priests (see Taylor, Magistrates of the Sacred, pages 156-7). The author was an Augustinian who taught the Nahuatl language at the University of Mexico for 22 years. Medina, Mexico III:2370; Palau 219404.