Mexico City: Andres Boix, 1854. 340pp. Contemporary quarter sheep and pebbled paper boards. Light wear to edges and spine ends; boards rubbed; upper corner of front board and lower corner of rear board chipped. Moderate dampstaining and dust soiling throughout. Even toning and scattered foxing. Good. Item #2968
A scarce compilation of etiologies and descriptions of mythical animals across several traditions. This mid-19th-century Mexican imprint contains the stories "Animales Celebres," from Pegasus and the Lion of Hercules, to the White Dove of the Holy Spirit, to Babieca and Incitatus, the horses of El Cid and Caligula. OCLC locates only three copies, at UC Davis, Tulane, and the University of Puebla.