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Oviedo, Juan Antonio.  Vida de Nuestra Senora, repartida en quince principales mysterios, meditados en los quince dias primeros de agosto ... Sevilla: Imprenta de las Siete Revueltas, 1739. 8vo (14.5 cm, 5.75"). [12] ff., 112 pp.
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Norms have exceptions and the publishing history of this Marian text is one such example. During the colonial era of Mexico the norm for books written and published there was that they did not have subsequent printings in Europe. Oviedo (1670–1757), a Jesuit born in Bogota, educated in Guatemala, residing mostly in Mexico, and author of this text saw it first published in Mexico in 1726 by the famous Hogal press and then republished in Seville thirteen years later. In fact several of Oviedo's texts were subsequently printed in Spain, definitely a notable exception to the norm.
        Oviedo proposes that the faithful who meditate on the 15 Marian mysteries expounded here will be prepared "to celebrate with devotion and fruitfulness the triumphant Assumption of the [Virgin's] body and soul in to Heave and Her glorious coronation as the Queen of the Universe."
        Searches of NUC and WorldCat find three U.S. libraries (Bancroft, U. of New Mexico, Marian Library) and two foreign ones (the national libraries of Mexico and Chile) reporting ownership.
        Provenance: Late 18th- or early 19th-century signatures of Carmen Valdivia and Francisca Valdivia on the front pastedown. Once upon a time in Mexico as evidenced by the "disinfection" stamp affixed to the rear pastedown.

DeBacker-Sommervogel, VI, 45; Palau 207675. Contemporary stiff vellum, evidence of ties now missing; also evidence that there had been marbled paper pastedowns (apparently not extending to free endpapers??). Lacking the front free endpaper; foxing and staining; solid and interesting.  (40686)   Please RESHELVE This.


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