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[Peru; Catholic Church]
Relación de un niño hermosissimo que fue visto en la hostia consagrada la víspera del Corpus en la Iglesia del Seraphico P.S. Francisco del pueblo de Etem, Diocesis del Obispado de Truxillo del Peru
1651. Madrid. Julian de Paredes. Folio. 4 pp. Unbound. Scattered foxing, namely to edges, else fine.- First and only edition apparently, of this rare and highly interesting imprint on the miraculous apparition of a “beautiful” children in the communion wafer of a Church in the town of Magdalena de Etem [today Eten] in Peru, in the Diocesis of Trujillo; everything is accounted in detail, including physical appearance of the boy, his hair, clothes, and the event the ensued: musicians would play “chirimias” and trompets. Follows a second relation of further wonders seen and ends with the licenses and certifications giving proof of what occurred. Rare institutionally, we locate copies at the National Library of Spain (1 or 2 copies), Staatsbibliothek of Berlin, and Yale. We couldn’t trace copies at JCB or HS, neither at auction according to RBH.
Bookseller: HS Rare Books [Argentina]

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