BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
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Beinecke MS 369 Central America, s. XVI
Sermons (in Nahuatl)
ff. 1r-48v lacking; ff. 49r-256v Sermons in Nahuatl, beginning defectively in
the sermon for the second Sunday after Easter, through the 23rd Sunday after
Pentecost; material for each Sunday includes a reading from the Epistles with a
"Declaracion del testo" and an "Aplicacion del testo," and a reading from the
Gospels with the same exegetic material. Some marginal notes in Spanish,
s. xvi. The following leaves with text are missing: 56, 62-63, 88, 157, 167.
Paper (watermarks similar to Briquet Croix Latine 5688), ff. i (paper) + 202
+ i (paper), 204 x 146 (160 x 108) mm. Frame-ruled in hard point.
Binding too fragile for accurate collation; no catchwords or signatures.
Appears to be in quires of 24.
Written in Central America during the 16th century; early modern provenance unknown.
Purchased from James E. Ritch, Jr., in 1966, with the Edwin J. and Frederick
W. Beinecke Fund.
Barbara A. Shailor