Arte, y vocabulario de lengua Quichua general de los Indios de el Peruï¿½ : que compuso el Padre Diego de Torres Rubio de la Compania de Jesvs. Y anï¿½adioï¿½ el P. Juan de Figueredo de la misma Compania. Ahora nuevamente corregido, y aumentado en machos
Publisher: En la impr. de la Plazuela de San Christoval
+257 pages numbered on recto only. Duodecimo (5 3/4" x 4") bound in original velum. (Palau 337262; Sabin-96271; Medina, Lima 1068) 3d and best edition.
Medina points out that there has been some uncertainty, not to say controversy, over the identify of the revisers of Torres' original grammar. Certainly this, the third edition, was not printed under the supervision of Figueredo, who had died many years before its publication. The later revisions are attributed to Padres Jacinto Ochoa and Juan Ignacio Aguilar. Diego de Torres Rubio, one of the earliest authorities on native American languages, was born at Alcazar de Conseugra, Toledo, in 1557, and began his novitiate at Valencia in 1572. He joined the Society of Jesus, and in 1579, sailed for Peru, where he made practically a life-long study of the native languages. His first grammar and vocabulary on the General language of Peru, called Quichua was published in Seville in 1603, and was followed by other works, in which the original vocabularies were amplified by phrases and words not in daily use. This Peruvian book of grammar and vocabulary is the third edition after 1619 and 1701, much enlarged by Juan de Figuerdo whose work on the Vocabulario de la lengua Chinchaisuyo are included.
Worn with ties stubbed; front hinge repaired; lacks 5 text leaves (12, 66, 67, 248 and the terminal leaf) and any blanks preceding the title, pages 138 through 177 wormed in lower margin occasionally affecting text, page 201 top margin torn affecting two words in text. Over all a fair copy of a very scarce work.
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