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Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana

Molina, Alonso de, -1585
Mexico City: Antonio de Spinosa, 1571


Digital Facsimiles:

pt. 1pt. 2

2 v. in 1 ([4], 121, 161, [1] leaves : ill. (woodcuts), coat of arms ; 30 cm. (fol.)

In 2 parts, each with title page; the second part has title: Vocabulario en lengua mexicana y castellana.

Collation: [pt. 1] : [4], 121 leaves ; [pt. 2]: 161, [1] leaves.

Errors in foliation: in pt. 1, 44, 55 misnumbered 45, 57 respectively; in pt. 2, 30 misnumbered 22.

Signatures [pt. 1] : [Maltese cross]⁴ a-i⁸ K⁸ l-o⁸ p¹⁰; ; a2, g2 missigned A2, g3.

Signatures [pt. 2] : pi² A-T⁸ V¹⁰.

Text in double columns.

Woodcut title vignettes (pt. 1: coat of arms (of Martin Enriquez?), pt. 2: St. Francis of Assisi), printer's devices, ill., and initials.

The earliest known edition, 1555, has title, "Aqui comienca vn vocabulario enla lengua Castellana y Mexicana."

"Leaf separating the two volumes with a printer's mark on the verso, being the first device used by a Mexican printer"--Cf. Sabin.

Colophon (pt. 2, leaf 162r): Aqui hazen fin los dos vocabularios, en lengua castellana y nahual o mexicana que hizo y recopilo el muy reuerendo padre, fray Alonso de Molina: dela orden de señor San Francisco. Imprimieronse enla muy insigne y gran ciudad de Mexico: en casa de Antonio de Spinosa. En el ano de nuestra rede[m] = Nican tzonquica yn ontetl vocabularios ypan castillan tlatolli yuan nauatlatolli, yn oquimotlalili cenca mauiztililoni, totatzin fray Alfonso de Molina, teupixqui sant Francisco. Omicuilo nican ypan vey altepetl ciudad Mexico: ycha[n] Antonio de Spinosa. Ypan xiuitl.1571.anos.



Spanish, Latin, Nahuatl


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