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Vocabulario en lengua de Mechuacan 1 edition

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Vocabulario en lengua de Mechuacan
compuesto por el reuerendo padre fray Maturino Gilberti de la orde[n] del seraphico padre Sant Francisco. Fue visto y examinado y con licencia impresso. Dirigido al muy illustre y reuere[n]dissimo señor do[n] Vasco de Quiroga obispo de Mechuacan

Published 1559 by Juan Pablos] in [Mexico City .
Written in Spanish.

Edition Notes

Signatures: a-β⁸ A-Y⁸ Z⁴ chi¹ (β8 blank)

Signature errors: b2 and N3 misprinted as a2 and M3 respectively; letter in L2 upside down; S2 and X2 lack signatures.

Foliation errors in part 1: leaves 3, 21, 23, 51, 53, and 58 misprinted as 7, 24, 33, 43, 45 and 85; leaves 12, 19 and 49 lack numbers. In part 2: leaves 24, 36, 96, 105, 111 and 158 misprinted as 2, 76, 86, 111, 105 and 168; leaf 149 has the 4 printed sideways.

Imprint information from colophon on recto of last leaf.

"A honra y gloria de Nuestro Señor Iesu Christo, y de su bendita madre la Virgen Maria, aqui se acaba el Vocabulario en lengua de Mechuacan y Castellano: hecho y copilado por el muy .R. padre fray Maturino Gylberti, de la orden del seraphico padre Sant Francisco. Fue impresso e[n] casa de Iuan Pablos Bressano, con licencia del illustrissimo señor don Luys de Velasco, Visorrey y Capitan general en esta nueua España por su Magestad. Y assi mesmo con lice[n]cia del muy yllustre y reuerendissimo señor do[n] Alonso de Montufar arçobispo desta grande ynsigne y muy leal ciudad d[e] Mexico. Acabo se d[e] imprimir a siete dias del mes de setiembre de 1559. Años." -- coloph.

In two parts, with added t.p. in red and black, and new signature and foliation beginning part 2. Part one of this dictionary is Tarascan to Spanish; part two is Spanish to Tarascan.

Title within ornamented border, flanked by Adam and Eve; ornamented and historiated capitals; roman type in double columns. Added t.p. for pt. 2 has ill. of St. Francis receiving stigmata on recto. Ill. on the verso seems to be of Mary (or the Church personified) bestowing a chasuble and episcopal insignia upon a kneeling figure.

Numerous catchword errors.

Verso of last leaf has verses in praise of the author, by fellow Franciscan Hieronimus Vanegas.

JCB Lib. cat., pre-1675, 205.

Medina, J.T. Mexico, 37.

García Icazbalceta, J. Bib. mexicana (1954 ed.), 35.

Palau y Dulcet (2. ed.) 102198.

Sabin 27361.

Viñaza. Bibl. lenguas indígenas, 26.

John Carter Brown Library copy branded on all edges.

John Carter Brown Library copy has ms. annotations and additions to text.

John Carter Brown Library copy has: Nicolás León: bookplate.

Other Titles
Uocabulario en lengua de Mechuacan., Aqui comiença el vocabulario en la lengua Castellana y Mechuacana.

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87, [1], 180, [1] leaves ;
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