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TAPIA ZENTENO, CARLOS DE: - [NAHUATL]. Arte novissima de lengua mexicana. Mexico, por la Viude de D. Joseph Bernardo de Hogal, 1753.

. 4to. Pp. xxii, 58. With engraved arms of Archbishop Alilmo S.D.D. Manuel Rubio Salinas. Contemporary limp vellum, ties missing, stained and worn. Stamp of "Collection E.Eng. Goupil à Paris" on upper cover and in margin of three pages, a small stamp of "Baset, Versailles" at lower outer corner of three pages. Tears to margins of some leaves, some staining and soiling.First edition of this important work on the ancient language Nahuatl spoken by the Central Mexican peoples, also known as Aztecs. Carlos de Tapia Zenteno was an ecclesiastical judge and chief professor of the Mexican language at the Royal University and Pontifical Seminary College. Later on he was appointed professor of the Nahuatl language at the University of Mexico, and this work was published in connection with his appointment. Scarce. Palau 327485. Sabin 94353. Vater p. 252.
EUR 3000.00 [Appr.: US$ 3260.27 | £UK 2567.75 | JP¥ 507467] Book number 40045

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