186
186
Febres, Andrés.
ARTE DE LA LENGUA GENERAL DEL REYNO DE CHILE. LIMA: EN LA CALLE DE LA ENCARNACION, 1765
Estimate
1,2001,800
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186
Febres, Andrés.
ARTE DE LA LENGUA GENERAL DEL REYNO DE CHILE. LIMA: EN LA CALLE DE LA ENCARNACION, 1765
Estimate
1,2001,800
JUMP TO LOT

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Febres, Andrés.
ARTE DE LA LENGUA GENERAL DEL REYNO DE CHILE. LIMA: EN LA CALLE DE LA ENCARNACION, 1765

first edition, 8vo in 4s (143 x 94mm.), title printed in red and black, contemporary vellum, manuscript annotations translating words into English throughout, mainly in ink and ?nineteenth-century, somewhat soiled, tear in 3R3 (a flaw, without loss), binding soiled and cockled


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Literature

Medina (Lima) 1228; Palau 87065 ('Libro curioso y estimado'); Sabin 23968

Catalogue Note

A dictionary and grammar of the language of the Araucana Indians designed to complement the military campaign to bring them ('los más feroces e indómitos') under Spanish rule and 'el yugo suave de la ley de christo'. The work was widely used by Jesuit missionaries. The author, a Jesuit, was born in Cologne, and was a missionary in Peru at the time of the suppression of his order.

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