Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 309

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1746.) Marcos de Saavedra. Confessonario breve activo, y passivo, en lengua mexicana. [15] pages. Small 8vo, contemporary calf gilt, minor wear; minimal wear to contents, tightly trimmed with catchwords grazed. Mexico: María de Ribera, 1746

Additional Details

Apparently a second edition ("reimpresso"), but no copies of any earlier edition have been traced. A manual for confessors in parallel Spanish and Nahuatl. Beristain states that the author arrived in Mexico in 1623, so the lost first edition presumably dates from that period. Medina, Mexico 3798; Palau 283406; Pilling 3428; Sabin 74650.