5 April 2016
TORRES RUBIO, Diego de (1547-1638) and Juan de FIGUEREDO (1646-1723). Arte, y vocabulario de la lengua Quichua. Lima: La Plazuela de San Christoval, 1754.
12° (141 x 98 mm). 19th-century vellum over pasteboard. Provenance: Sir Thomas Phillipps (shelfmark; sold Sotheby’s London, 26 June 1986, lot 529).
Expanded third edition of a Quechua grammar and dictionary first published by Torres Rubio in 1619. Originally published under the title Diego de Torres Rubío S. J. grammatica y vocabulario en la lengua general del Peru, llamada Quichua y en la lengua Española, el mas copioso y elegante que hasta agora se ha impressa (Seville: Clemente Hidalgo, 1603). The first Lima edition was published under the title Arte de la lengua quichua (Lima: Francisco Lasso, 1616). Medina, Lima 1068; Palau 337262; Sabin 96271.
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