5 April 2016
PEREZ, Manuel (late 17th/early 18th century). Arte de el Idioma Mexicano. Mexico City: Francisco de Ribera Calderon, 1713.
4° (195 x 138 mm). Modern half calf. Provenance: Brother Joseph y Selles Diron (contemporary inscription at end of text on K4v).
FIRST EDITION of this early grammar of the Nahuatl language. Manuel Perez, author of this grammar, taught the Nahuatl language at the University of Mexico for 22 years. At a later date he translated the Roman Catechism into Mexican. "A very rare and important work" (Sabin 60911). Medina, Mexico III:2371; Palau 219405.
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