Manual de administrar los sanctos sacramentos a los Españoles y naturalesdesta Nueva España

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Author: Contreras Gallardo, Pedro de

Year: 1638

Publisher: Juan Ruiz

Place: Mexico City


[8]+147+[5] leaves with Armorial woodcut on verso of title page. Duodecimo (5 1/2" x 3") bound later quarter morocco over marbled boards. (Sabin 16186. Medina, Mexico 502; Palau 60819) First edition.

Although not indicated on the title, this rare and curious Manual contains the manner of administering the Sacraments in the Mexican and Spanish language interspersed with prayers in Latin.


Minor wear, number tag on front board; damp-staining, moderate worming; several early inscriptions, small modern armorial bookplate on front pastedown. None known at auction since 1914. None found on worldcat very rare. A better than good copy.

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