Manual de administrar los santos sacramentos a los Españoles, y Naturales de esta provincia de los Gloriosos Apostoles S.Pedro, y S.Pablo de Michuacan, conforme à la reforma d Paulo V. y Urbano VIII.

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Author: Angel Serra

Year: 1731

Publisher: Joseph Bernardo de Hogal

Place: Mexico City,


[6], 134, 137-8, [4] leaves as issued with large woodcut coat of arms of father Fernando Alonso Gonzalez, general commisionar of Nueva-España.. Quarto (8" x 6") bound in contemporary vellum from a different volume. (Medina, Mexico 3205; Palau 309782; Pilling 3572) Second edition.

Text in Latin, Spanish and Tarascan and this work was known as "The Trilingual Manual", a semi-official ritual and pastoral manual for use by the Franciscan order in Michoacán. First published in 1697 this book was the first genuine and complete manual of the sacraments of Michoacán in the Tarasco language during the Novohispanic period. It was widely distributed by the order, to the point of becoming famous and having to print a second edition in 1731. Angel Serra was (and is known) the first authority on indigenous languages of Michoacán.

Condition: Vellum from a different volume, detached from text block; moderate wear to contents, minor dampstaining, a few early marginal repairs, vermin damage to outer leaves with minimal loss of text, leaf 2 defective else good.