Nov 06, 2014 - Sale 2364

Sale 2364 - Lot 350

Price Realized: $ 6,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(MEXICO--1755.) Eguiara y Eguren, Juan José. Biblioteca Mexicana sive eruditorum historia virorum. Engraving at the head of page 1. [164], 543, [1] pages, including duplicates of the half-title and title page. Folio, early tree calf, minor wear; long closed tear on first half-title; title page in red and black. México: Published by the author, 1755

Additional Details

An attractive and well-preserved copy of the first Mexican bibliography, listing numerous works which have since been lost. it served as the basis for Beristain's later work. Eguiara's practice of translating all Spanish titles into Latin makes it rather awkward for practical daily use by the modern cataloguer, as does the arrangement by first name rather than surname. This volume includes authors from A through C; no other volumes were ever published. Medina, México 4239; Palau 78641 ("raro en comercio"); Sabin 22060 ("rare and valuable"). One other copy known at auction.