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(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1571.) Alonso de Molina. Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana * Vocabulario en lengua mexicana y castellana. 4 of 6 engravings. 2 volumes in one. [3 of 4], 121, ; , 160 [of 162] leaves. Small folio, contemporary vellum, worn and darkened; lacking title page (present in facsimile), leaves e5 and V4, and final two leaves, but with final tailpiece clipped and laid down on a blank leaf, edge wear to first 2 and final 5 leaves with some loss, leaf o8 torn with substantial loss, date cropped from second title page, moderate dampstaining, lacking rear free endpaper; early owner's inscriptions on front free endpaper, facing page 1, and rear pastedown. Mexico: Antonio de Espinosa, 1571
Second and expanded edition of the first dictionary printed in the Americas. It begins with a Spanish-to-Nahuatl dictionary (originally published in 1555), followed by the Nahuatl-to-Spanish dictionary (here making its first appearance). The illustrations include a nearly full-page engraving of Saint Francis on the second title page, an engraving of a kneeling man at the end of Volume I, and smaller tailpieces at the end of each volume, in addition to the decorative initials which begin each section of the dictionary. Church 116; García Icazbalceta 60; Medina, Mexico I:65; Palau 174352; Pilling 2601-2; Sabin 49867.
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