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The Tarahumara Language – With Prohibitions against Peyote

MEXICO. NATIVE AMERICANS. Tellechea, Miguel
Compendio gramatical para la inteligencia del idioma tarahumar oraciones, doctrina cristiana, pláticas, y otras cosas necesarias para la recta administracion de los Santos Sacramentos en el mismo idióma. Dispuesto por el P. Fr. Miguel Tellechea Predicador Missionero Apostólico del Colegio de Nuestra Señora de Gaudalupe [sic] de Zacatecas, Ministro del Pueblo de Chínnipas y Ex-Presidente de los Missiones de la Tarahumara.

Mexico: Imprenta de la Federación en Palacio, 1826

$4,900.00

Quarto: 20.5 x 14 cm. [14], 9, 162 [i.e. 163], vi, [6] p.

An extremely rare work on the Tarahumara language, spoken in northwestern Mexico (Chihuahua and Sonora). Written for those preaching to the native people of the region, the book contains a prohibition of the Rarámuri peyote rite, Jíkuri, and the worship of the moon. Sermons with parallel text in Spanish, as well as a grammar on the language.
 
“Father Tellechea's is the best-known grammar of the dialect which has been published.

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Sabin, 94615; Palau, 329425; Brunet, V, 692; Pilling 3810; Eberstadt, Arizona-Sonora 163:86. García Icazbalceta, Apuntes 76. Humboldts sprachwissenschaftliche Bibliothek 415-416. Kislak 508. Ludewig, Literature of American Aboriginal Languages, p. 182. See Ivan Rattkay, Izvješća iz Tarahumare: Izvješća iz Meksika misionara, putopisca i istraživača Ivana Rattkaya, 1647-1683 (Zagreb: Artresor naklada, 1998)

For Graduates & Faculty of the University of Mexico

MEXICO. TYPOGRAPHY. Beye de Cisneros y Quijano, Manuel Ignacio (1718-1787)
Manuale formarum juramentorum ab his præstandorum, qui in Rectores, Consiliarios, & Officiales in hac alma, Imperiali, Mexicana Academia eliguntur, & ab his, qui gradu aliquo majori, vel minori sunt insigniendi. Fidei item professio secundum Sanctum Œcumenicum Concilium Tridentinum, quam juxta Constitutiones, ac Sanctiones ejusdem Universitatis emittere tenentur majori, vel minori gradu decorandi, quique Cathedras sunt moderaturi, antequam earum possessionem nanciscantur. Ad Imperialis Mexiceæ Academiæ usum typis mandatum jussu D.D.D. Emmanuelis Ignatii Beye, Zisneros, et Quixano, prædictae Universitatis olim Consiliarij, Decreti Exedræ semel, atque iterum Moderatoris, Regiæ Curiæ Causidici,& tandem Rectoris munus exercentis.

Mexico: Ex novâ Typographiâ editioni Bibliothecae Mexicanae destinatâ, 1759

$5,600.00

Quarto: 26.5 x 21 cm. [25] leaves: signatures [A]8 (blank [A]7 and [A]8 are canceled), B-D4, E2, F4, G4 (- blanks G2-G4) (blank [A]1 is present). Complete.

A handsome Mexican imprint, with a skillful engraving of the University’s intricate coat of arms by Francisco C. Rodríguez. See Mathes (La Ilustración en México colonial, p. 154; Register 4531).

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Bancroft Sale (Bangs, 1900) 429. Beristáin de Souza, Biblioteca Hispano Americana Setentrional (1883), Vol. I, p. 310. Bibliotheca Mejicana 1027. Blake 3184: “Of the utmost rarity.” Medina, México 4531. Palau 28851. Ramírez Sale 475. Sabin 44420.

A Private Mineralogical Museum - With Numerous Specimens from the Americas & The Collection of Albertus Seba

MUSEUMS. CABINETS OF CURIOSITY. MINERALS. Romé de Lisle, Jean-Baptiste Louis de (1736-1790); Dávila, Pedro Francisco (1713-1785)
Catalogue systématique et raisonné des curiosités de la nature et de l’art, qui composent le cabinet de M. Davila, avec figures en taille-douce.

Paris: M. Lambert for Briasson, 1767

$9,500.00

Three tall octavo volumes: Vol I: xxxvi, 571 pages.; Vol II: vj, 656 pages; Vol III: vi, 290, 286, [1] pp. Collation: I. a-b8, c2, A-Z8, Aa-Mm8, Nn6 (plus 22 plates); II. a3, A-Z8, Aa-Ss8; III. a3, A-S8, T4, a-s8 (plus 8 plates)

First and sole edition of this comprehensive catalogue of the collection of Pedro Francisco Dávila. The Dávila catalog (as it has become known) describes 8,096 mineral specimens that encompass a large range of localities, including a suite of specimens from Potosí in Spanish America (as well as many items from Canada, Mexico, and Paraguay.

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Conlon 67:1238; Nissen (ZBI) 1050; Sinkankas 1594; Wilson, History of Mineral Collecting, 1994: 136-40, 166 & 209 [provides a detailed history of the collections]