Apr 07, 2022 - Sale 2600

Sale 2600 - Lot 324

Price Realized: $ 1,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(MEXICO--PLATE BOOKS.) Coleccion de estampas que representan los principales pasos . . . del B'to Frai Sebastian de Aparizio, with Mateo Ximénez, Compendio della vita del beato Sebastiano d'Apparizio, 100 (of 129) plates; plus portrait plate in second volume. 228, [1] pages in second volume. 4to, unmatched 1/4 calf (Estampas bound later over marbled boards, Vita in contemporary binding over patterned boards with moderate wear); Estampas with modern inked ownership stamps on title and front free endpaper. Rome, 1789

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Sebastian de Aparicio (1502-1600) grew prosperous as a colonist in early New Spain, then gave it all away to become a mendicant Franciscan friar at the age of 73, traveling across Mexico by oxcart seeking alms for his order. During his fatal illness at the age of 98, he slept in a bed for the first time in 25 years. Offered here are the first edition of an Italian biography of Aparicio, and its companion volume telling his story in engravings by Pedro Bombelli. Palau 377047-8; Sabin 105727-8.