Nov 06, 2014 - Sale 2364

Sale 2364 - Lot 450

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(MEXICO--1814.) Valdés, Manuel Antonio. Muestras de los caractéres que tiene la imprenta que fué de Don Manuel Antonio Valdés. [22] leaves. 8vo, contemporary wrappers, moderate wear, lacking top edge of rear wrapper; page numbers added in pencil. In modern 1/4 calf slipcase. México: [Valdés], 1814

Additional Details

A demonstration of a printing house's capabilities, including fully typeset sample pages, different typefaces, and decorative borders. Valdés was at that time the official printer for the Cámara and the lottery. Not in OCLC, not in Medina or Palau, not known at auction, and possibly unique.