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A VERY EARLY SOUTH AMERICAN IMPRINT (PERU.) Tercero cathecismo y exposicion de la doctrina Christiana, por sermones. [7 of 8], 215 leaves. Small 4to, early vellum, worn and recased; lacking title page (provided in facsimile), 13 other leaves supplied from a cleaner but shorter copy, dampstaining particularly heavy to the early and final leaves, moderate worming, numerous small archival repairs; early inscriptions inside covers, on leaves 8 and 117, and on final page. Lima: Antonio Ricardo, 1585
first edition. A catechism in Spanish, with translations into Quichua and Aymara in double columns below. This was the third or fourth book printed in South America. Antonio Ricardo had arrived from Mexico in 1581 at the invitation of the Jesuits, and printed his first book there in 1584. JCB I:303; Medina, Lima 3; Palau 330311; Sabin 94838; Woodbridge & Thompson, Printing in Spanish Colonial America, pages 41-44.
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