Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 269

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1577.) Juan de la Anunciación. Sermonario en lengua mexicana. Woodcut illustrations on Part II and III title pages. [8], 267 leaves (erratically paginated). 3 parts in one volume. 4to, modern vellum in period style; lacking first title page and final leaf (both in facsimile), intermittent dampstaining, moderate wear, minor worming. Mexico: Antonio Ricardo, 1577

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First edition of the first book of sermons in Nahuatl. This volume was issued in three parts. The second has a half-title page in Nahuatl reading "Nican ompehua yn temachtilli, ynitechpovi sanctoral," and the third had a full title page reading "Cathecismo en lengua mexicana y espanola." Most of the volume is printed in Nahuatl in two columns, while most of the Cathecismo is printed in parallel columns of Nahuatl and Spanish. "A volume of extreme rarity and value"--Sabin 36798 (incorrect collation). Icazbalceta 73; Medina, Mexico 78; Palau 13496; Pilling 123-4.