Sale 503 Lot 186

Manual de los Santos Sacramentos en el idioma de Michuacan. Mexico: por Dona Maria de Banavides; Viuda de Juan de Ribera, 1690.

4to (200 x 145 mm). (B4 remargined, a few leaves with marginal fraying.) Old limp vellum. FIRST EDITION. "One of the rarest works on the Mexican Indian dialects...The author was Advocate of the Royal Audience of Mexico, Commissioner of the Inquisition, and Curé for thirty years in the districts of Panguarehuato, and S. Michael of Tiascala" (Bibliotheck Mexicana...A Catalogue of the Library of Rare Books...formed by the late Señor don José Fernando Ramirez, 1880). RARE: According to American Book Prices Current, only 2 copies of this work have appeared on the market in the last 40 years. Sabin 44956.

Estimate $ 2,000-3,000

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