Madrid: Joachin Ibarra, 1758. First edition. Eighteen engraved plates. Includes a facsimile of a letter from Isabel I of Castile to Gómez Manrique (1412-1490) while he was Corregidor of Toledo. The plates show Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, Latin, and Greek text in a variety of calligraphic styles. Some wear to top edge of front cover and some soiling to vellum, including a small red stain at bottom edge of front cover, probably paint. Some light foxing, but pages are mostly bright throughout. A very good, clean copy of this handsome Ibarra printing. Contemporary limp vellum with title in manuscript on spine. Small quarto. , 160 pp. Item #10878
Terreros y Pando (1707-1782). was a Spanish Jesuit who taught rhetoric and mathematics. Amongst his other works is a four-volume dictionary of the Castillian tongue, also published by Ibarra. The present work tracks Catholic, Muslim, and Jewish influence on language in Spain, as well as the influences of North African populations, the Roman Empire, and classical Greek society. It includes analyses of the way Castilian Spanish, Galician, Catalan, and other languages and dialects in Spain influenced each other and developed in tandem.
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