Manual de administrar los sanctos sacramentos a los Españoles y naturales desta Nueva España

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Author: Pedro de Contreras Gallardo

Year: 1638

Publisher: Juan Ruiz

Place: Mexico City,


 [7 of 8]+147+[5]+leaves plus 12 additional inserted manuscript leaves. Duodecimo (5 1/2" x 3") bound later mottled calf, lacking title page supplied in facsimile. (Sabin 16186. Medina, Mexico 502; Palau 60819) First edition.

This rare and curious Manual contains the manner of administering the Sacraments in the Mexican and Spanish language interspersed with prayers in Latin. The extensive manuscript section at the rear of this copy has what appears to be the author's signature, Fr. de Contreras Gallardo, and a long selection of "Bendiciones anadadas a este manual." Medina, Mexico 502


Minor wear; damp staining, moderate worming; lacking title page, moderate wear and minor damp staining, colophon leaf worn, 12 leaves of manuscript text inserted between index and colophon; unidentified marca de fuego on top edge (deeper than usual and touching text in places), binder's tag on front pastedown else a good copy. 

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