Celaya: Reimpreso por Guillermo Galvan, 1859. Three parts in one. , 236, ; 93, ,31pp. Mexican quarto. Contemporary green morocco, gilt ruled and lettered. Internal section of one leaf torn away. Very good. Item #1984
Scarce concatenation of Mexican Catholic texts printed in Celaya during 1859. The first is the "Second Mexican Edition," after the first of 1829, of the Manual de Misioneros, a translation of an 1801 guidebook for French priests attempting to re-establish Catholicism in France following the Revolution. This is bound with a contemporary collection of protests and pastoral letters by the Bishop of Michoacán, Clemente de Jesus Munguia, as well as his 1859 "Manifestacion" in defense of political attacks on the Catholic Church. An interesting publication that constituted a response to attempts by the Liberal faction during the Reform War in Mexico to reduce the power of the Church through legislation and the Constitution of 1857, and certainly issued as here -- we locate five institutional copies with all three parts in OCLC.