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HISTORIA GENERAL DE LAS COSAS DE NUEVA ESPAÑA.
Sahagun, Fr. Bernardino.

HISTORIA GENERAL DE LAS COSAS DE NUEVA ESPAÑA.

Editorial Pedro Robredo ... Mexico (text volumes) Firenze : Lit. A. Ruffoni, [19--?] 1938.
New Ed. 5 vols. (Sm. 4to.) + Folio of plates [see note]. Port. frontis., 2 folding tables, facsimile plate, 19 colour plates (several protruding), Folio of plates with 184 plates [only of 185, lacking Estampa 1] including many colour. Some light browning, marbled e.ps. wrinkled and with sl. loss to vol. 1., paper split to firm hinges, contemporary pigskin, gilt lettered labels to spines, plates enclosed in fall back box with (similar but different) pigskin spine and cloth boards. The plates appear to correspond with a holding of the British Library: ‘Two volumes of plates form[ing] the last two volumes of a five volume edition of parts of “Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España” edited by Francisco del Paso y Troncoso. Publication Details: Firenze : Lit. A. Ruffoni, [ca. 1910]. System number 000293717. The two volumes consist of facsimiles in colour of illustrations in the Madrid Codex and the Florence Codex respectively.’ British Library copy is Imperfect; wanting plates I-VI of the second volume. Our set comprises Códice Matritense del Real Palacio [Madrid Codex] Plates 2-27 [lacking Estampa 1, Estampa 2 probably supplied from another edition]); Códice Florentino o Historia de las Cosas de Nueva España [Florence Codex] Plates 1-158 [plates XLVI and XCIV probably from another edition]. Both suites of plates on chain marked paper and with the watermark of P M Fabriano. With ‘Firenze Lit.A.Russoni’ to the right hand corner of all the plates.
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