Apr 16, 2019 - Sale 2505

Sale 2505 - Lot 196

Price Realized: $ 13,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
(TEXAS.) Garcia, Bartholomé. Manual para Administrar los Santos Sacramentos . . . a los Indios de las Naciones . . . que se hallan en las Missiones del Rio de San Antonio, y Rio Grande. [16], 88 pages. 4to, contemporary vellum, minimal wear; minimal wear to contents; edges tinted red. Mexico: Herederos de Maria de Rivera, 1760

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first edition of the only early work ever published in the Pakawan language of Texas. The introduction by Father Prado notes the challenges of this linguistically diverse frontier, comparing the San Antonio area to Babylon. Ayer Indian Linguistics Pakawan 1; Graff 1504; Medina Mexico 4621; Palau 97779 ("rara obra"); Pilling 1402; Sabin 26560; Wagner, Spanish Southwest 139 ("the only work published on the languages of Texas Indians during the Spanish regime").