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Two Miniature Books in One Volume. 3 x 2 1/8 inches. 32; 16 pp. Text in Spanish; light water-staining to fore-edge of text of both volumes, otherwise unmarked. Blind- and gilt-stamped dark maroon morocco, raised bands, marbled end-papers; binding square and tight. Perhaps a Bayntun binding, the firm having been commissioned by Glen Dawson to re-bind 3 miniature books - REFERENCE: correspondence in possession of Karen Ganske. Glen Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks (except a penciled price and inventory source notation on the verso of the front free end-paper). SCARCE. GKK520-004. Very Good. FIRST EDITIONS. Two works of Catholic devotion to the Guardian Angels, a practice of the Roman Catholic Church which was inherited from Judaism and was developed and carried forward by the monastic tradition beginning around 1500. The Abadiano family produced a long line of printers, publishers, booksellers and book collectors in Mexico, traceable to the famous humanist and bibliographer Juan Jose de Eguiara y Eguren, who founded the printing house Biblioteca Mexicana in 1753. Following Mexican Independence in 1821 Luis Abadiano y Valdes became imperial printer for the government of Agustin de Iturbide for the printing of official documents. About this time, Valdes took Luis Abadiano as partner, an association that lasted until Valdes's death in 1831. At this date, the firm was the oldest publisher and bookseller in Mexico. From 1825 to 1884, the Abadiano family ran both the printing and the bookselling enterprises descended from Eguiara's original shop, publishing several thousand titles. The Abadiano family was very religious and conservative and dealt extensively in books and pamphlets related to the Church in Mexico. The family built an extensive library and art collection; in 1889 most of the books were sold to Adolph Sutro of San Francisco, who acquired everything that remained of the firm at that time, including individual titles published from the sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth century. Sutro and his agents thus owned the largest collection of nineteenth-century Mexican pamphlets and ephemera in the world, an extraordinary collection of imprints and manuscripts relating to the Church in Mexico, and publisher's remainders dating from as far back as the mid-eighteenth century. Sutro owned the Abadiano ledgers, receipt books and galley proofs dating from the late 18th century. The Sutro collection of Mexican imprints survived the earthquake and fire of 1906. This bound volume is an acquisition of Glen and Mary Helen Dawson who traveled to Mexico City in 1963. REFERENCES: neither title in Welsh, A Bibliography of Miniature Books; Worldcat shows a copy of these works as bound together as issued (Washington University); Texas A&M University records a copy of the Semana as a singleton.
Title: Breve Practica de Devocion para Implorar los Sucorros de la Adorable y Amorosa Providenciade Nuestra Dios y Senor, por la Intercesion de los Santos Angeles de Guarda. Especialmente para los Dias Primeros de Cada Mes. Mexico, [Oficina de Luis Abadiano], Escalerillas num. 13, 1843. WITH: [ABADIANO y VALDES, Luis] Semana en Obsequio del Santo Angel de La Guarda. El P. Lic. L. G. del C. Mexico, Oficina de Luis Abadiano, 1843.
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Mexico City, Oficina de Luis Abadiano: 1843
Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good
Item: 0.00 Item
Seller ID: GKK520-004
Keywords: Luis Abadiano y Valdes, Breve Practica de Devocion para Implorar los Sucorros de la Adorable y Amorosa Providenciade Nuestra Dios y Senor, por la Intercesion de los Santos Angeles de Guarda Especialmente para los Dias Primeros de Cada Mes, Semana en Obsequio del Santo Angel de La Guarda, Oficina de Luis Abadiano, Miniature Book, Glen Dawson, Adolph Sutro