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    Sale 2468 | Lot 265
    Price Realized: $2,125With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2468 Lot 265

      SERRANO, ANDRÉS, S. J. Los Siete Príncipes de los Ángeles, válidos del Rey del Cielo. Engraved portrait of King Philip V of Spain; double-page engraved map of the Palau Islands. Title within type ornament border. [52], 408; cli, [1] pages. 2 parts in one volume. 4to, 196x143 mm, contemporary limp vellum with spine title in ink, lacking ties, fore edge of covers chipped; light dampstaining in upper margin of opening leaves, small hole in preliminary 5§2 affecting a couple of words, ink blots on D3, conspicuous worming in blank gutters in middle of volume. Mercedarian branded ownership mark on top and bottom edges, possibly of the Convento de Santa Clara Mexicano; cf. CCMF/BEFK-5005. "Bruselas: Francisco Foppens" [i. e., Madrid?], 1707

      Estimate $800 - 1,200

      Greatly expanded second edition of a treatise on the Seven Archangels originally published as a pamphlet in 1699 in Mexico. Pages xcii-cli reprint the text of Serrano's 1705 Breve Noticia del Nuevo Descubrimiento de las Islas Pais, o Palaos, the first book on the Palau Islands, based on information supplied to the missionary Paul Klein by islanders shipwrecked in the Philippines. Klein drew the first map of the region, also reprinted here. At the end of the book are prayers to the Archangels in Tagalog. Palau 310256; Peeters-Fontainas 1189.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,125