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Defensa guadalupana ... contra la disertacion de D. Juan Bautista Muñoz.
Méjico: Impr. de Alejandro Valdes Small 4to. [5] ff., 55, [1 (blank)] pp.. 1819 Juan Bautista Muñoz (1745–99, with death by apoplexy) was Charles III's official chronicler of New World. In a posthumously published article — "Memoria sobre las apariciones y el culto de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe en México . . . ", Memorias de la Real Academia de la Historia, V (1817), 204–24 — Muñoz => denied the apparition of the Virgin of Guadalupe, calling it merely the illusion of a "mere Indian." The cult of the Virgin of Guadalupe was so important to Mexicans of all classes and political persuasions that a spirited defense was assured; and Gómez Marín, a distinguished poet, naturalist, and religious writer, provides one here. Removed from a nonce volume. Title-leaf soiled and slightly foxed; upper inner corner of all leaves rodent gnawed with small loss of paper, not touching text. Two small pin-type wormholes penetrating from back toward front of volume, stopping on p. 13; some bug-spotting on last blank leaf. One leaf unaccountably browned. Not a fine copy, certainly; definitely, one priced for its faults.
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