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ALPHABETUM BARMANORUM.- Burmese.- 1787.- - Alphabetum Barmanorum seu Regni Avensis. Editio altera emendiator.

Romae, Typis Sac. Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1787. 8vo. W. woodcut vignet on title and some woodc. head- and tail-pieces. W. 1 engr. folding plate w. text in Pali characters (Signed 'G. Expilly'). Near contemp. chintz paper wrappers (Spine material gone.). [a8, A - C8, D6]. (XVI, 64 pp.). (Uncut and unopened.). (lower righthand corner vague to more visible watersp.). Birrell & Garnett, pp. 4 - 6, see items 18 & 21 (first ed. 1776 and 2nd ed. 1787).: 'The Congregation de Propaganda Fide. Established in 1626 for propaganda among the Eastern peoples. Ferdinand II presented Illyrian types for a missal, and the Mediciean and other Oriental types from the Stamperia Vaticana were added to its stock, while Stefano Paolino engraved others. It continued its existence throughout the 17th and 18th centuries: Bodoni received his early training there.': Updike vol. I, p. 181/4: 'The best period of this Office was during the last half of the 18th c. under the directorship of Ruggeri and Amaduzzi. ... the establishment had fonts for 44 languages. Specimens of these ... are important documents in the history of the founding and use of "exotic" fonts.': 2nd revised and enlarged edition, with the blank before the title. Written by Melchior Carpanio and edited by Amaduzzi. The 1776 edition was the first book to feature Burmese type. The revised edition rewritten by Cajetanus Mantegatius.
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