Notes: A rather curious and seemingly unrecorded US Spanish-language imprint which is an anthology of previously published books, excerpts from periodicals, essays, and the like, on religious and other topics. The content is definitely Mexican in orientation. For example, the sections entitled "revista nacional" draws from Mexican periodicals. The organization—chapters of the same work separated by other content—suggests that this was originally published or perhaps was intended to be published as a periodical, with serialized chapters of longer works.
Your cataloguer has not been able to locate such a periodical. There was one with the same name published at the same time in Havana, but the content is different and that publication was printed with a single column of text on each page, whereas this volume has two columns per page. Most of the dated content is from 1853 to 1854, so perhaps it represents a failed, now lost, periodical that was repurposed with a Philadelphia imprint and the addition of an index at the back.
vi, 7—796,  pages. 7-3/4 by 10-1/4 inches.
Edition + Condition: Quarter-bound in leather and brown pebbled cloth. Surface loss to cloth at corners; edge wear; about very good.
Publication: Filadelfia: 1859.
Item No: #362643